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Pennsylvania Drinking Water

 Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.

The water you drink


Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

Envirofacts data on Pennsylvania

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

Where does drinking water come from?

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To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality Exit EPA Disclaimer

State drinking water offices

Pennsylvania's drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Bureau of Water Supply Management
Dept. of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 8467
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467

Pennsylvania's source water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Watershed Management
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street
P.O. Box 8555
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8555
fax: 717-787-9549

Compliance trends

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Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Pennsylvania's report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.

Funds for safer water

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States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Pennsylvania's program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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