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United States Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Rural Development

The Pennsylvania State Office, located in Harrisburg, PA, administers USDA Rural Development programs through nine Area Offices across the state. All offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We are committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways.

359 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, Swatara Township, Dauphin County 17111
Phone: (717) 237-2299

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land, and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments, and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.

400 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
Phone: (717) 783-2300

Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVest)

Since its inception, PENNVEST has continued its service to the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, they also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania’s workers.

607 South Street Room 434 Forum Building
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA 17120
Phone: (877) 787-8137
Fax: (717) 787-0804

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC)

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

400 North Street Commonwealth Keystone Building
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17120
Phone: (800) 692-7380
Fax: (717) 783-9526

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United States Department of Environmental Protection Agency Region 3

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s purpose is to ensure that: 1)all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; 2) national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; 3) federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; 4) environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; 5) all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; 6) environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and 7) the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Phone: (800) 438-2474

Additional Links:

Associations & Organizations

Groundwater Foundation
National Environmental Services Center
National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
Pennsylvania Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (PAWARN)
Water Environmental Federation
Water Research Foundation

GIS Mapping

Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI)
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)

Government Agencies & Regulators

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)
PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
US Department of Agriculture (Rural Development in PA)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
US Geological Survey (USGS)

PA DEP Quick Link Helper

Accredited Labs
Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
Chapter 109 Index
Chapter 110 – State Water Plan
Consumer Confidence Reports
Consumer Confidence Report Data
Discharge Monitoring Report Supplemental Information
Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment System Operation Information Center
Drinking Water Electronic Lab Reporting System
Drinking Water Management
Drinking Water Newsletter
Drinking Water Regulations
Drinking Water Reporting System
Drinking Water Topics A-Z
Drought Emergency Application (GreenPort)
Drought Information
Earthwise Academy and Your DEP Transcript
Initial Operator Certification
Operator Certification – Study/Training Modules
Revised Total Coliform Rule Information
Security & Emergency Response
Wastewater – NPDES & WQM Permitting

Legislative Resources

Capitol Reports
Contacting Elected Officials
Contacting the Congress
Pennsylvania General Assembly
PA State Code and Bulletin Website

Source Water Protection

Coalitions & Collaboratives

Berks County Sewer and Water Association Source Water Collaborative
Carbon County Groundwater Guardians
Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source Water Protection
Delaware River Source Water Collaborative
Eastern Lancaster County Source Water Protection Coalition (ELANCO)
Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership
Pocono Source Water Protection Collaborative
Potomac Drinking Water Source Protection Coalition
Schuylkill Action Network (SAN)
Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Tioga County Source Water Protection Coalition
The Source Water Collaborative
Triple Divide Watershed Coalition (Potter County)

System & Educational Resources

Delineation of a well – Example
Drug Take Back – Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Take Back – Pa Department of Drugs & Alcohol Programs
DEP E-Maps
EPA Where’s my Watershed
EPA Waters Geoviewer 2.0
PA Department Environmental Protection
Penn State Extension
River Alert Information Network (RAIN)
Source Water Assessments (PA DEP)
Source Water Protection Overview (US EPA)
USDA Source Water Protection (Brochure)
The National Map Viewer (USGS)
Water Supply – Spill Response Sign (Guidance Document)

System Resources

Asbestos Recycling
Earth 911
EPA Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center
EPA Water Security Site
ePatch – Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
My Water Daily News
US Water News