One of the most visible and obvious signs of water pollution is an oil sheen.
DEP’s Well Plugging Program was established to plug oil and gas wells where there is no identifiable responsible party.
DEP receives complaints and emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and responds as appropriate to investigate.
Learn how municipal sewage management programs benefit Pennsylvanians.
If you use a septic system, be septic smart!
Part of DEP’s work looks closely at historical spills, leaks, and contamination left behind by companies that are often long gone.
Acid mine drainage (AMD) is the number one water pollution problem in Pennsylvania.
When temperatures drop, so can the strength of water mains.
Store owners and consumers should avoid lead solder for use in home plumbing.
If you value what your local stream, river, or lake adds to your life, learn what you can do to keep it alive!
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