In this project, we investigated whether septic systems are the source of enteric pathogens found in private wells and how rainfall events may be contributing to their occurrence in groundwater supplies. This research will help State and Federal regulators establish guidelines to support households in the protection or treatment of their private well to ultimately protect public health.
Authors: Heather M Murphy, Shannon McGinnis, Ryan Blunt, Joel Stokdyk, Jingwei Wu, Alexander Cagle, Donna M Denno, Susan Spencer, Aaron Firnstahl, Mark A Borchardt
Publication Date: 2020/2/19
Journal: Environmental science & technology
Area of Research
Partners and Collaborators
Penn State Master Well Owner Network
Private well owners in rural PA