There are two main types of source water in Huntingdon County: groundwater and waterbodies. Most people located in rural areas of the county utilize groundwater through a well.
Citizens in more urban areas of the county rely on municipal water. This water is typically sources from nearby waterbodies such as streams or rivers. Occasionally, municipalities also store water in cachments for periods of drought.
For example, the town of Huntingdon sources its water from Standing Stone Creek. Water is retrieved and then purified before piping it to borough residents.
At HCCD, we are committed to protecting our source water within the county. To learn more about source water protection, please watch the video below.
If you'd like to learn how to protect source water, please click here.