Upcoming webinar: DEP @Home

We wanted to share information about an upcoming webinar put together by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as part of their DEP @Home series.

DEP @Home is a quarterly series of webinars that focuses on topics of interest across Pennsylvania. They’re FREE and provide a wealth of information and expert speakers to address questions and concerns on topics. To date, topics covered include West Nile Virus, Ozone Action Days, blackfly spraying and fish consumption advisories.

This series has great information and is free to listen to – so be sure to mark your calendar:

Join experts from the Department of Environmental Protection and Penn State Extension’s Master Well Owner Network on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for an informative webinar about keeping your on-lot septic and private water systems problem-free. Learn how to avoid malfunction, prevent contamination, conserve water and reduce waste flow.

The webinar will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees can participate from the convenience of their home computers.

There are over one million private water wells in Pennsylvania. Research has shown that more than 50 percent of these private water systems fail to meet at least one drinking water standard. Properly maintaining private water and sewage systems is essential in ensuring residents’ health.

Featured speakers include Bryan Swistock of the Pennsylvania Master Well Owners Network and John Diehl of DEP’s Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management.

The Master Well Owners Network seeks to train volunteers throughout Pennsylvania to help educate rural homeowners on the proper management of private water wells. The Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management is an office within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that ensures safe water practices throughout the state.

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. They are aimed at educating families about improving their home environment and safeguarding their health. Future topics will focus on energy conservation and radon testing and mitigation.

This webinar is free and open to any and all interested residents. To register for the webinar, visit https://copa.webex.com/copa/onstage/g.php?d=649028166&t=a.

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