In July 2023, the Big Bass Lake Community Association facilitated a private well owner water sampling and testing program. During this program, Mr. Brian Oram presented “Private Water Supply: A Pennsylvania Perspective Big Bass Lake Community”. The theme of the presentation was “Groundwater and Surface Water are Connected.”
The focus of the program provided information about what we know about the groundwater quality for the Big Bass Lake Region and how the Community and Individuals can implement programs or management to improve and/maintain groundwater quality.
Brian Oram, Licensed Professional Geologist
The presentation focused on the following topics:
The Water Cycle
Well Siting / Permitting or the Lack of an Ordinance
Well Construction or the Lack of Construction Standards
Hazards In Your Community (Order a Neighborhood Hazard Report)
Components of a Well Water System
Why Test My Well Water?
The Know Your H20 Diagnostic Tool
Most Common Problems with Well Water in this Region
Get Your Water Tested for What YOU Need
Based on pass work in the Big Bass Lake community, the following are the most common issues and concerns with respect to water quality issues and common water quality problems. This outreach page provides direct links to the information that some, not all, of the private well owners may need:
We offer or facilitate a series of options when it comes to water testing. In addition, we do offer community based or event based outreach programs.
Level 1 – Observational Self Testing
Self-Test Web App - The quick and easy way to self diagnose your water quality issues by simply answering our online questionnaire. (If you have a problem you can see, smell, taste, or causes a nuisance – give this diagnostic tool a try).
Level 2 – In-Home Self Screening Tests
Safe Home WELL WATER Test Kit – DIY Testing for 14 Different Parameters in a Well Water Supply - Bacteria, Lead, Copper, Calcium, Iron, Nitrate, Nitrite & More
Level 3 – Mail Order Screening Lab Test Kits
Common tests kits recommended for private well owners:
WaterCheck Deluxe - Private Well Water Screening Test with Bacteria (Comprehensive Test – Done Initially)
WaterCheck Basic - Annual Screening
The products listed below may be a solution for your situation. If you would like to get any information about these products or make a purchase, click the links below to view the CrystalQuest website in a new tab or window.
If you would like to get an anonymous review of your results by Crystal Quest, we can send them a copy of your testing results without your contact information.
For systems with bacterial issues, we strongly suggest working a local water treatment expert.
(Shock Disinfection, Water Treatment, and Pump Issues)
211 N Lackawanna Trail,
Dalton, PA 18414
Duane Moyer Well Drilling
(ShockDisinfection, Well Drilling, Pump Service, and Water Treatment)
336 Gilberts Hill Rd
Lehighton, PA 18235