Public Water System Series

September 16, 2021

Water that comes out of your faucet and drains down the sink has a story to tell.

Learn about water at the source, its journey from the tap to the wastewater treatment plant, and how our collective actions impact quality from experts at Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) and the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Where Does My Water Come From & How: Learn the basics of where water is sourced from and how it's treated in public systems.

Household Waste and Wastewater Treatment: What happens to water after it goes down the drain? Learn about its journey and treatment process.

Cleaner Water Begins With You: It takes everyone to improve and protect water quality. Learn helpful approaches from homeowners to farmers.

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Advocate for your Watershed

A group of experts talks about the basics of watershed group work, water quality monitoring, interpreting data, running a volunteer event, effectively communicating with the public and how to get involved at the municipal level. Get an introduction on each of these topics with the help of the people who know it best.

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Intro to Streams, Stormwater and Flooding

Learn about the basics of streams, stormwater and the causes of flooding. From natural streams to human impacts, this webinar is an introduction to the connection between the natural environment and human impacts on the landscape.

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Stream Health and Stormwater Series

This introductory webinar series is a seven-part course on the important aspects of stream health and stormwater systems. Sessions build on each other to explain the relationship between human activity and water quality. These webinars also review strategies to improve regional water quality and manage stormwater.

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