Drillers know they make an impact, but that doesn’t usually mean helping to supply water for hundreds of thousands of people. Steven Bryan sensed the scope of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District project when he got the call. Working the project, which involves several 24-inch wells that will supply a swath of central Utah, only confirmed the impact.
Four steps well owners can take to protect their water wells, health during flooding
The owners of private household water wells in areas of 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 flooded to avoid electrical shock Get a qualified water well contractor or pump installer to — Clean and turn on the pump Flush the well Disinfect...
Case Study - Groundwater: 125 GPM Water Well
Groundwater Well Locating for West Texas Fracking OperationDate: June 20, 2014Site: West-Texas – undisclosed oil and gas fieldEquipment: SuperStingR8 WiFi with SwitchBox112 with passive cables spaced at 6m. Dipole-dipole and strong gradient arraySoftware: EarthImager2D with a finite element inversion modelResults: Resistivity imaging successfully located a relatively high production water well producing approximately 125 GPM in a region where 10 GPM is common when not using resistivity imaging. Several...
Case Study - Groundwater: Locating Water Wells
South Sudan: 4000 L/min water wellDate: February 25, 2015Site: Yeri Mozo Village, South Sudan, AfricaEquipment: SuperStingR8 WiFi, SwitchBox56 and passive cables spaced at 5m.Software: EarthImager2D with a finite element inversion model of dipole-dipole array data.Results: Resistivity imaging successfully located a very high production potable water well with 4000 liter/hour static yield.
State of well-water quality in Kakua Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
Water is the difference between living and non-living and water for drinking should be pollutant free. Thus, in supplies for urban and rural consumption, water quality is one of the most critical parameters to verify. Well and/or open-water systems are easily liable to anthropogenic contaminations, the source of most water-borne epidemics especially in developing countries like Sierra Leone. This study analyses 10 representative well-water systems for 18 water quality parameters in Kakua Chiefdom of Bo District,...
Kinds of freshwater and their relation to ecosystem services and human well-being
The concept of ecosystem services (ESS) has evolved as a link between society and the environment and is recognized by both natural and social scientists. While this concept is increasingly being developed and applied to various ecological systems, it has not been defined specifically for different kinds of water. As water circulation is crucial for large-scale services, such as climatic and hydrological regulation at global and regional scales, water provides specific ecological and anthropogenic services needed...