well water contamination Articles

  • Abandon Well Contaminate Aquifer

    This article points out the magnitude of this urgent issue.  An abandoned well becomes an opening into an aquifer which is likely to introduce contamination.  Filling it in is a critical component of protecting the well water supply.  Click here to read the ...

  • Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water

    The retention and release of total coliforms and Escherichia coli was investigated in hand-pumps removed from tubewells tapping a faecally contaminated aquifer in Matlab, Bangladesh, and from a new hand-pump deliberately spiked with E. coli. All hand-pumps were connected to reservoirs of sterile water and flushed. Faecal coliforms were observed in the discharge from all three of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Estimating Future Impacts of Groundwater Contamination on Water Supply Wells

    In the following sections, we provide discussion and information to supplement the Feature Article. This material could not be included in the article itself due to space limitations of the printed ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Well Water Treatment Systems

    Well Water Treatment Systems | Industrial & Commercial Well water treatment systems are used to purify water and eliminate impurities from all types of well water (dug wells - driven wells - drilled wells). To have the right and the most efficient well water treatment system, you need to correctly analyze the well water chemistry and to have a fundamental understanding of how ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • Well water win-win

    Solve two problems with one filter? That’s what Drinkwell aims to do. Begun through a collaboration between researchers at Lehigh University and the Bengal Engineering and Science University, the Boston-based social venture ...


    By Ensia

  • Total coliform and Escherichia coli contamination in rural well water: analysis for passive surveillance

    With increasing stress on our water resources and recent waterborne disease outbreaks, understanding the epidemiology of waterborne pathogens is crucial to build surveillance systems. The purpose of this study was to explore techniques for describing microbial water quality in rural drinking water wells, based on spatiotemporal analysis, time series analysis and relative risk mapping. Tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Effects That Well Depth and Wellhead Protection Have on Bacterial Contamination of Private Water Wells in the Estes Park Valley, Colorado

    Over the past five years, it is estimated that 10% of residential water wells have tested positive for total coliform and 2% for E.coli bacteria in the Estes Park Valley, Colorado. Many of these water wells are shallow or hand-dug in construction. In this study, samplings of 30 private untreated water wells were tested for total coliform bacteria in the Estes Park Valley. Water wells were ...

  • Determining trace amounts of contaminants in water

    Introduction Pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and pharmaceuticals are a worldwide contamination problem. Several major US water bodies, such as the Hudson River, St. Lawrence River, Fox River and the Great Lakes have been contaminated with PCBs from industries discharging into these water bodies for decades. For example, from approximately 1947 to 1977, the General Electric ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Tidal influences on unconfined water levels in wells.

    Tidal effects have the potential to measurably affect water level measurements and the estimation of groundwater flow direction and gradient. This has significant implications for the prediction and monitoring of contaminant plumes in coastal areas. Studies were conducted at two near-coastal sites in San Diego County, California, to evaluate the impact of tidal variability on the interpretation ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Case study: Salinity eradication – well water

    Operational Profile Farm Name: Singleton& Sons Farms Crop Type: Lay’s ChipPotatoes Location: Florida Total Acres: 1500 Acres Treated: 85 Irrigation: Drip Season: 4 Months Water Source: Well Key ...


    By Eco1st Technology Group

  • Microbial source tracking and spatial analysis of E. coli contaminated private well waters in southeastern Ontario

    Private water supplies, which are the primary source of drinking water for rural communities in developed countries, are at risk of becoming fecally contaminated. It is important to identify the source of contamination in order to better understand and address this human health risk. Microbial source tracking methods using human, bovine and general Bacteroidales markers were performed on 716 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of contaminated water with pesticides via adsorption

    Static adsorption experiments of pesticides (alachlor, trifluralin and prometryn) on amberlite XAD-4 were carried out at pH 5. The effect of ionic strength (0.01–2 M) on the pesticides adsorption was also investigated. This effect is more pronounced for the adsorption of more polar molecules (alachlor and prometryn) compared to trifluralin adsorption. This phenomenon can be attributed to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Well Production Water - Case Study

    Introduction Clean Water Technology, Inc. (CWT) is a global water and wastewater treatment firm serving Clients worldwide. The Colombian based SAIDA S.A. (Soluciones Ambientales Integrales de La Amazonia “SAIDA”), provides wastewater treatment for several oil well processors in the area. With increased production from several of their Clients, SAIDA needed to expand their Waste ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Density dependant water flow and contaminant transport

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. would like to announce the release of the addition of fully coupled density-dependent water flow and contaminant transport in ChemFlux and SVFlux. Using the new density-dependent flow capability can improve the accuracy of the simulation of heavy salt water. This new feature has been implemented in 1D, 2D, and 3D models and is enabled to work with the Professional version ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Removing Inorganic Contaminants with Arsenic Water Treatment

    Inorganic contaminants in drinking water are more than just an annoyance. Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen, which is known to lead to both cancer and heart failure. Arsenic is also a difficult contaminant to detect. Since arsenic is both odorless and colorless, testing has to be conducted in order to reliably identify it. Arsenic often appears in conjunction with iron and manganese. ...

  • Density Dependent Water Flow and Contaminant Transport

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. would like to announce the release of the addition of fully coupled density-dependent water flow and contaminant transport in ChemFlux™ and SVFlux™. Using the new density-dependent flow capability can improve the accuracy of the simulation of heavy salt water. This new feature has been implemented in 1D, 2D, and 3D models and is enabled to ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Influences on the water testing behaviors of private well owners

    Many private wells in the United States and Canada already are contaminated, or are at risk of contamination. Regular testing for pathogenic bacteria is one of the most concrete measures well owners can use to determine whether or not their drinking water quality is safe. This study explored the factors and causal relationships that influence well owner water quality testing behavior. In-depth, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Four steps for well owners to protect water wells, health during hurricane flooding

    The owners of private household water wells in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. If a well has been flooded: Do not drink the water or wash with it, but use an alternative supply such as bottled water Stay away from the well pump while it’s ...

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