Citzens Guide Clean Water
Pike County: Where People, Land, and Water Meet
A Citizen’s Guide to Clean Water
- Protecting drinking water and water testing
- Maintaining onlot sewage treatment systems
- Agency contact information for environmental problems & emergencies
- Identifying and protecting wetlands on your property and much more.
Chapters as Individual PDFs
- Watersheds: Connecting People, Land and Water
- Non-point Source Pollution: Living on the Landscape and How We Affect Our Shared Water Resources
- On-lot Sewage Treatment System Maintenance: The Homeowner’s Guide to Wastewater Management
- Stormwater Management: The Rundown on Stormwater Runoff
- Erosion and Sedimentation: Soil + Water = Pollution!
- Groundwater: Protecting Pike County’s Water Supply
- Wetlands Conservation: Mucking Through the Myths
- Pond and Lake Ecology and Management: Protecting Community Water Resources
- Streams and Rivers: Where People, Land and Water Meet
- Environmental Laws and Regulations: Playing by the Rules to Protect Pike County’s Water Resources
- Smart Growth: Strategies for Creating Viable, Environmentally Sustainable Communities
- Citizen Action: Getting Involved and Making it Happen in Your Community
- Watershed Organizations in Pike County: Information and Volunteer Opportunities
- Pike County Municipalities: Contact Information and Public Meeting Schedules
Water Conservation at Home
- Resource Conservation Organizations in Pike County: Information and
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Water Testing
- Source Water Protection for Community Water Supply Wells
- Environmental Problems, Complaints, and Emergencies: Agency Contact Information
Project Coordinator: Pike County Conservation District
Project Partners: Bushkill Watershed Conservancy Delaware Highlands Conservancy Delaware Township Supervisors Twin and Walker Creeks Watershed Conservancy
Funded by: The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund through a Section 319 Federal Clean Water Act grant of the US Environmental Protection Agency administered by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
Additional funding provided by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
Pike County has over 120,000 acres of land that is accessible to the public for use. This includes state and national parks, state game lands, and state forests.
Enjoy our local resources, but be sure to leave only footprints. Stay on marked trails when possible, and always pick up your trash when you leave and area.