groundwater association Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study

    Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Wastewater and groundwater

    Nearly 25 percent of the population in the United States—in more than 25 million homes—disposes of wastewater through onsite, or unsewered, systems that return treated effluent to the ground. This is an important public health issue because many of those same homes use wells that rely on groundwater for the drinking water supply. With ...

  • Dynamics of nitrate & perchlorate in groundwater.

    The Apache Powder Superfund Site is located in Cochise County, Arizona, approximately 50 miles southeast of Tucson. The site was listed on the National Priorities List pursuant to CERCLA in 1990. Principal groundwater chemicals of concern (COCs) include nitrate-nitrogen (nitrate-N) and perchlorate. Concentrations of nitrate-N exceeding 500 mg/l and 2,300 mg/l have been detected in the “shallow ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Spatial distribution of heavy metals in groundwaters and health risks associated in the Ntem watershed, Yaoundé, Cameroon

    The present study was aimed at bridging the gaps in the knowledge concerning heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe) concentrations in the groundwaters of the Ntem watershed in Yaoundé. Representative groundwater samples (25 numbers) were collected from five hand-dug wells, and their metal concentrations were assessed as per standard procedures, and deterministic interpolation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • In Search of Ideal Groundwater Treatment

    As surface water supplies become increasingly polluted and difficult to treat, the use of groundwater continues to increase. Every day, more than 77 billion gal of water are withdrawn from aquifers for a variety of uses including human consumption. Worldwide, groundwater makes up 95% of available freshwater, and nearly half of the U.S. population receives all or part of its drinking water from ...

  • Brackish groundwater desalination on the rise

    Brackish water is water that is more saline than fresh. It’s not quite as saline as seawater, but it’s still too salty to be used without treatment. Typically, advanced treatment technologies — reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration, as well as other membrane-based technologies — are needed to purify and desalinate brackish groundwater before its use. Brackish groundwater ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Who Owns Groundwater?

    California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Syrah grapes but are ...


    By Ensia

  • Groundwater Week 2017 Highlights

    Highlights Day 1 2017 Groundwater Summit Kicks Off with Opening Session Session focuses on a new multi-benefit model for green infrastructure and groundwater. ...

  • Kenya - Groundwater governance case study

    This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c) identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning and implementing climate change mitigation measures. The report ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil skimmer prevents groundwater pollution

    Idaho Recycling/Consulting and Associates (IRC) of Glenn's Ferry, ID helps small generators of industrial wastewater prevent groundwater pollution and comply with environmental regulations by recycling contaminated water, a method that is less expensive than disposing of fugitive oil, solvents, gasoline and other hydrocarbons. A typical IRC recycling system for such small generators as truck ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Case study - Chlorinated groundwater treatment

    Overview A Fortune 50 company implemented a remedial project to collect and treat polluted groundwater from a site in Central New York, preventing the mitigation of impacted groundwater from flowing into local waterways. An engineering and construction firm was hired to design and build an effective, efficient groundwater treatment system. Collection of the polluted water would be ...

  • Case study - Chlorinated groundwater treatment

    Problem A Fortune 50 company implemented a remedial project to collect and treat polluted groundwater from a site in Central New York, preventing the mitigation of impacted groundwater from flowing into local waterways. An engineering and construction firm was hired to design and build an effective, efficient groundwater treatment system. Collection of the polluted water would be done ...

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to assist in the identification of a hydrocarbon contamination source that had resulted in significant vapours within a residential property. Further works to asses the nature and extent of soil contamination were also commissioned, together with detailed vapour risk assessments and subsequent vapour remediation works. ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice

    NGWA recently published Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, a guidance document on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Association published the PFAS guidance document to assist members and other groundwater professionals who may be tasked with investigating the transport pathways and extent of PFAS in groundwater and surface water, assessing potential risks to ...

  • Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

    Client: Power Generation Industry Location: Dagenham, London, England Services: Contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment and remediation services, due diligence    Summary: Our client was able to identify contamination arising from a tenant's activities, and obtain funds for remediation prior to ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Baseline groundwater quality in unconventional oil and gas fields

    In recent years, expansion of unconventional oil and gas production has prompted significant interest in potential impacts on drinking water resources. In many cases, water quality investigations rely on access to landowner water wells to develop baseline data prior to drilling; respond to spills, complaints, or incidents; or evaluate potential impacts due to drilling, completion, hydraulic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Diesel and Gasoline Remediation in Groundwater and Soil at a DoD Site

    Site Summary Three above ground storage tanks (containing gasoline and diesel) and associated piping were removed from a DoD site in January 1990. Concentrations of TPHd and TPHg were found in soil samples collected around the former ASTs at concentrations of 140 mg/kg and 9,400 mg/kg, respectively.  Groundwater contamination was also detected with TPHd concentrations reaching 21,000 ug/L ...


    By Regenesis

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, south-east England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to undertake a soil and groundwater assessment to assist a client in understanding the potential environmental liabilities associated with the shallow soils beneath part of the site.  The client was undertaking a phased renewal of the site tank farm areas, which required the excavation and replacement of shallow soils to allow for new ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Above watertable landfill (groundwater risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

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