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orange substance leaking from underground hole down over the hill by creek. #389770 - Ask Extension

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orange substance leaking from underground hole down over the hill by creek. #389770

Asked March 22, 2017, 5:47 PM EDT

we have a orange (rust looking) substance seeping from a hole underground way down over the hill by the creek , we are wanting to get it tested, as we have been told it sulfur that comes from coal. Does your lab test water for this? Thank You cindy schneider

Butler County Pennsylvania

Expert Response

The Lab does test for sulfur compounds. Please carefully review all the information on this site before you get your water test kit, as you may need to select the right kit for the test you are looking for.
http://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/water-testing/drinking-water-testing
Water testing needs to be done with fresh water samples taken quickly to the lab. You may want to see if there is a water testing lab close to your location, as an alternative.
Please consult one of our water resource educators should you have further questions:
http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/contact
Thanks, G.
Gregory Martin Replied March 26, 2017, 2:50 PM EDT

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