Keystone Clean Water Team Receives National Designation


Now citizens of NE PA have a place to go for honest information about what they drink

Keystone-Clean-Water-Team-Ground-Water-GuardianDALLAS, Pa.—February 3, 2015—The Keystone Clean Water Team, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, and welfare of our community and the environment, recently received national recognition from the Nebraska-based Groundwater Foundation, which designated the organization as a Groundwater Guardian Community. This is the 15th consecutive year the group has received the award.


“Our ROA, results oriented activities, in 2014 included the development of a social media program, Citizen Groundwater Database, and Private Well Owner Informational Workshops in Pennsylvania,” said Brian Oram, president of the Keystone Clean Water Team’s board of directors. “There is no better place to get the facts and learn from other citizens about our water resources and about protecting the health, safety and welfare of our community.


Oram said that one of the greatest risks residents face stems from a general lack of awareness of the problems that, if left unchecked, can threaten the health and safety of their families.


“Information is our greatest asset and our new site will allow us to share it more efficiently and with more people than ever before,” Oram said. “We can help area residents keep their drinking water safe and learn more about conservation efforts that will protect this important natural resource for future generations.”


As part of its efforts to reach out to the community, the organization maintains the and the web portals, where more information can be found about the group’s activities.


About the Keystone Clean Water Team

The Keystone Clean Water Team was built on a foundation laid by the Carbon County Groundwater Guardians, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of groundwater resources in Pennsylvania. The Guardians advance good groundwater stewardship through their efforts to educate local residents on a variety of groundwater issues, endorse county-wide safe disposal programs for household hazardous waste, and encourage increased awareness and involvement of county residents by providing private well water testing at a reduced cost. When Carbon County’s Groundwater Guardian Community wanted to expand its service area, it became the Keystone Clean Water Team. Keystone is an organization of fact-based educators who empower citizens, and inspire our future generations to care for our community and environment. Our vision is to improve the health, safety, and welfare of our community and the environment. For more information, surf to the new website at  

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