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Water Quality Update: PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
Updated 8/13/18
- As you may be aware, Aqua, one of our region’s local water suppliers, has recently recorded two local drinking water wells as containing elevated levels of PFOA and PFOS.  The two wells are the North Hills well (in Glenside) and the Upper Dublin Township well, known as the Aidenn Lair well, which serve portions of Abington, Upper Dublin, Cheltenham and Springfield Townships. Click here for up-to-date information and resources.

Upcoming Events

  • Thompson Dam Stakeholder Meeting

    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) is developing a plan on how to efficiently manage the Thompson Dam that sits on the Wissahickon on a 7.6-acre parcel in Whitpain Township (north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue). We invite all stakeholders (such as trail users) to the meeting to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with this structure. This session will include an open forum that will allow attendees to provide input on the dam and WVWA’s options.

  • Communities Connecting for a Clean Wissahickon

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    A panel of regional and local stakeholders will share progress on the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership and discuss the watershed-wide research and planning that will result in a new holistic approach to improving water quality. The program is hosted by WVWA and Friends of the Wissahickon. 

  • Pumpkin Painting & The Ghost of Henry Mumbower

    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6 p.m. Nominal charge for pumpkins. 

  • All About Owls

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fall is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls - and what could be a better way to take advantage of autumn's beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders at the suburban home of the Temple Owls! Join WVWA Naturalist Kristy Morley for an evening learning all about the habits and adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

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A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

If you have a group who would like to view the movie, contact Gina Craigo at gina@wvwa.org.