Penn. DEP to co-sponsor drinking water protection workshop

Next month, a workshop sponsored by Penn. DEP, the League of Women Voters, the Lehigh County Conservation District, the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA), and other organizations, will offer information on how water suppliers can better protect drinking water sources. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville, Lehigh County...

May 9th, 2008

WILKES-BARRE, PA, May 9, 2008 -- A workshop scheduled for next month will offer information on how water suppliers can better protect drinking water sources. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville, Lehigh County.

The workshop will explore how communities can assess the areas surrounding water sources, facilitate better local decision making on land use and open space preservation, and involve the public in contamination prevention efforts. Information on DEP's source water protection technical assistance program will also be presented.

Water suppliers can treat water through technological methods and procedures, but protecting the water sources is essential to ensuring quality drinking water.

The workshop is being sponsored by DEP, the League of Women Voters, the Lehigh County Conservation District, the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA), and other organizations.

PRWA will provide 3.5 contact hours for certified operators.

Those interested in attending must pre-register for this free workshop by visiting www.drinkingwaterwise.org or by contacting Julie Kollar of the League of Women Voters' Water Resource Education Network at juliekwren@verizon.net or 267-468-0555.

For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: drinking water.

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