Pennsylvania Water Science Center

Installing groundwater monitoring equipment


Eliza Gross


Lycoming County Groundwater Study



The County of Lycoming is conducting a groundwater study in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other organizations during the summer of 2014 to determine the quality of groundwater currently being withdrawn by privately owned wells within the County. As part of this study, the County and USGS are preparing to perform well water quality sampling for at least 72 randomly selected wells in Lycoming County.

The objective of this study is to characterize the quality of groundwater from freshwater aquifers used by private domestic supply wells. Water can contain a variety of suspended and dissolved substances such as minerals, gasses, and even bacteria. These substances are often naturally occurring but can also be influenced by activities occurring on the land surface. A comprehensive list of water quality parameters will be analyzed for each well as part of the study. Please visit the County's Planning & Community Development Department website at for additional information.

Contact information

If you have questions regarding this study, please contact:

Jenny Picciano, Environmental Planner
Lycoming County Planning and Community Development
570- 320-2136


Eliza Gross, Physical Scientist
U.S. Geological Survey

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