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Local Water Quality

October 05, 2020 01:00 PM

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the world’s oceans and waterways.


September 30, 2020 12:00 PM

DEP’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation wins national award for removal of 70 acres of hazardous coal refuse piles in Ehrenfeld


September 15, 2020 09:00 AM

If you use a septic system, be septic smart!


September 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Discharged pool water and waters containing chlorine or other chemicals can be detrimental to aquatic life if not handled responsibly.


September 08, 2020 08:00 AM

DEP staff volunteered with the Bucks County Conservation District to remove invasive water chestnuts from from Lake Towhee.


July 28, 2020 02:00 PM

Summer is the season for stream work. With 86,000 miles of streams and rivers in PA, maintenance of these waterways can be a daunting task.


July 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Water levels in the North American Great Lakes have been at or above monthly record highs for much of 2019 and 2020.


July 16, 2020 12:00 PM

​Harmful algal blooms (HABS) pop up every year in Pennsylvania as water temperatures rise.


June 29, 2020 12:00 PM

If you value what your local stream, river, or lake adds to your life, learn what you can do to keep it alive!


June 15, 2020 12:00 PM

One of the most visible and obvious signs of water pollution is an oil sheen.