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Monitoring Form

Water Monitoring Form

Once you obtain data from your water probe, you can upload your information to the website via our Google Forms. You can see your data on the Latest Data page. More...

Interactive Google Maps

This site uses Google Fusion Tables to map all current conventional wells in Pennsylvania. Other features include drilling violations, and the abandoned wells of PA. More...
Current Research

Current Research

Learn about the scientific research on hydraulic fracturing at Westminster College's Chemistry Department. Chemistry majors analyze produced water for heavy metals and developing methods for spill detection. More...

About Us

What We're all About

This site is the main hub for sharing information gathered through water testing near hydraulic fracturing wells. This volunteer water monitoring program started in 2012. More...
Learn The Basics of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling

Natural Gas Drilling Basics

In order to extract the natural gas from Marcellus and Utica Shale layers, the shale has to be broken or "fractured" with the use of hydraulic fracturing techniques. More...
Latest Data

Latest Data

This page features Google spreadsheets detailing the raw collected data, statistics, and graphs. All information is displayed in real time and uploaded data will provide health status of the water resources. More...


Next Water Quality Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for:
7:00 pm
Westminster College
Patterson Hall, 208


  • Westminster Students Present Fracking Research at Pittcon Westminster College chemistry students and Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster College associate professor of chemistry, attended the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in March in Chicago. Pittcon ...
    Posted by Tyler Umstead
  • Presentation on Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development Westminster CollegeMcKelvey Campus Center (MCC) Witherspoon RoomApril 16, 2014We invite anyone who has an interest in the sociological impacts of fracking to come to this lunch time ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 11:43 AM by Tyler Umstead
  • Phase II of the Fracking Boom: It’s Here,What Do We Do Now? A town hall meeting on shale gas development (Thursday April 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) Hosted by the Sister of the Humility of Mary-Villa Maria ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:03 PM by Tyler Umstead
  • Mars Area School Board rejects drilling proposal MARS, Pa. — The Mars Area School Board unanimously rejected a proposal to conduct horizontal drilling for oil and gas underneath district property. More...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 5:38 AM by Tyler Umstead
  • New Well Pad Planned for New Wilmington Area A well pad is currently being planned for the Short Farm on Mercer-New Castle Rd, just north of Rt 956.  The well will be 0.5 miles from an ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:05 AM by Tyler Umstead
  • Fracking Blast Kills a Worker, Chevron Offers Free Pizza See original article here
    Posted Feb 22, 2014, 1:32 PM by Tyler Umstead
  • Report Opens Way to Approval for Keystone Pipeline WASHINGTON — The State Department released a report on Friday concluding that the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution, leaving an opening for President Obama to approve the ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2014, 12:58 PM by Tyler Umstead
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