Report: Groundwater Conditions in Pike County

In December 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a report detailing groundwater conditions in Pike County, PA.

The report stems from data collected in 2015 from 79 wells in the county. Water samples were tested for a variety of parameters, including:

  • bacteria
  • dissolved ions
  • dissolved gases (methane, ethane, and propane)
  • radon-222
  • radioactivity
  • and others.

The study was a collaborative effort between USGS, Pike County Conservation District, and many landowners who gave permission to have their well water tested.

The study was paid for by a grant from the Marcellus Legacy Fund through the Commonwealth Financing Authority in addition to funds provided by USGS.

Download a copy of the report HERE.

Download a press release about the report HERE.