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Virtually all the potable water consumed in the Centre Region is drawn from the groundwater reservoir.   Even residents in the Bellefonte area depend on groundwater that emerges naturally in the Big Spring. But the movement of water on and beneath the surface is contro...

If you live or work in ‘Happy Valley’ or another area of the Spring Creek Watershed, you are almost certainly drinking and using groundwater every day, because groundwater is the source of more than 99% of all of our watershed’s public and private water supplies.  This...

I fly fish a lot…locally, regionally, and nationally.  Some view my commitment as an obsession, but for me, it’s a passionate, near-amorous experience.     My favorite target fish are the cold water species comprised of brook, rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.  Of c...

March 8, 2019

Overview

The Susquehanna River Basin Compact was signed into law by the U.S. Congress and the states of New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1970.  The intent of the compact was to provide a mechanism to guide the water resource management of the Susquehanna River Bas...

Water Demand

Water is essential to life as we know it.  We can survive for weeks without food, but for just a few days without water. 

         Municipal water providers, even in communities as small as a few thousand inhabitants, deliver potable water to our homes...

The Pennsylvania State University owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that is located at 501 University Drive in State College Borough, Centre County.  Penn State’s WWTP has been in operation since the early 1900’s, and provides sanitary sewer service...

          When someone in the watershed runs water into a sink, turns on a washing machine, or flushes a toilet, this wastewater is conveyed to an on-lot septic system or to a series of pipes that eventually connect to a wastewater treatment plant.  Most of the homes a...

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