Water: Local Drinking Water Information
Pennsylvania Drinking Water
Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.
The water you drink
Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.
- Read your water quality report if it is online, or
- contact your water supplier to get a copy.
To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.Envirofacts data on Pennsylvania
If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety. EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually. Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.
Where does drinking water come from?
State drinking water offices
Pennsylvania's drinking water program
Bureau of Water Supply Management
Dept. of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 8467
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467
Pennsylvania's source water program
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Watershed Management
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street
P.O. Box 8555
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8555
Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Pennsylvania's report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.
Funds for safer water
States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Pennsylvania's program.
For general information on drinking water
Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.