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Water

August 19, 2022 12:00 PM

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


August 01, 2022 11:00 AM

Helping to sustain pollinators and reducing stormwater runoff, one yard at a time.


June 08, 2022 09:00 AM

While most recreationally caught sport fish in PA are safe to eat, chemicals such as mercury and PCBs have been found in some fish in PA.


June 08, 2022 09:00 AM

For many years, hydroelectric dams have prevented American Eels from migrating up the Susquehanna River.


May 24, 2022 10:00 AM

​The sea lamprey has plagued the Great Lakes since the early 1800s. Electrical barriers could help stop them.


March 30, 2022 09:00 AM

March 02, 2022 12:00 PM

DEP’s Well Plugging Program was established to plug oil and gas wells where there is no identifiable responsible party.


February 23, 2022 10:00 AM

DEP receives complaints and emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and responds as appropriate to investigate.


January 12, 2022 12:00 PM

​When temperatures drop, so can the strength of water mains.


November 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Climate change is a major challenge facing Pennsylvania, and DEP is leading many efforts to fight back and protect communities.