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  • Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • 5 Reasons to Test Your Well Water

    A lot of us know that we should test our water when we notice a problem with it. Three of the most common problems are when the water gives off a bad smell, is discolored or leaves behind stains. However do you realize that some problems you may be facing such as gastrointestinal upsets, dry skin, or even hardness may be a sign that there is something wrong with your water? Most dangerous ...

  • Most Americans concerned about home water

    More than half of Americans have concerns about the quality of their water – and we are increasingly showing a willingness to pay for treatment in the home. These are among the conclusions of an independent survey released today at Water Quality Association Aquatech USA convention.  The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc., offers a look into Americans' ...

  • Regular water testing important for household water well owners

    Started by the National Ground Water Association, the 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week takes place March 9-15, 2014. According to NGWA, this is a good time for owners of household water wells, as managers of their own personal drinking water system, to test the water. At a minimum, private well owners should ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • Occurrence of arsenic a reminder of the importance of testing well water

    The occurrence of arsenic in some well water in Pennsylvania is a reminder that private well owners should test their water regularly, the National Ground Water Association said today. “NGWA recommends that private well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrate, and anything of local concern, the latter of which could include arsenic for some Pennsylvanians,” said NGWA ...

  • EPA releases results of Pavillion, Wyo. water well testing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the latest data from sampling conducted at Pavillion-area water wells yesterday at a public meeting at the Pavillion Recreation Center. Sample results indicate that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons and other chemical compounds in groundwater represents a drinking water concern. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ ...

  • Water law attorney sees exempt well issues on the rise

    Issues with water quantity and land use will become more common throughout the United States, possibly impacting the construction of new water wells, according to a veteran water law attorney. Most exempt well cases are limited to western states, but Jesse Richardson Jr., lead land use attorney at the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic and associate professor of law at the West ...

  • Clean drinking water? Have your well tested to be sure

    During National Drinking Water Week, EPA reminds private well owners that having safe drinking water means having regular water checkups. More than 20 percent of New England’s population depends on private wells for the drinking water supplies. In Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, more than 40 percent of residents rely on private wells for their drinking water. If you depend on a well for your ...

  • What makes a home green?

    Green homes are quickly emerging as the homes of the future according to a McGraw-Hill report. The green home market in the United States is expected to grow from $2 billion in 2005 to $20 billion in 2010. But what makes a home green? It is more than just installing solar panels for water heating and involves site location, building material ...


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  • Water Well Journal Q&A with Terry Morse, incoming CEO of NGWA

    Terry Morse will become the fifth full-time chief executive officer of the National Ground Water Association when he takes over for the retiring Kevin McCray, CAE, on January 1, 2018. It will be a whirlwind for Morse, though, long before that day. He will ...

  • EPA Recognizes The Home Depot as WaterSense® Partner of the Year for Promoting Water Efficiency

    The Home Depot, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., was among those recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013 WaterSense Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year awards program recognizes the commitment of WaterSense partners in promoting water efficiency to the American public. The award winners’ efforts, along with those of more than 2,700 other ...

  • Kenya homes in on emergency groundwater supplies

    A project that will map groundwater resources in part of the drought-prone Horn of Africa region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (22 May). It will use remote sensing technology to explore underground ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Groundwater industry has new video tool to help with private water well financing

    Water well contractors now have a new video tool to help their customers find smart ways to finance needed new well construction or major renovation, the National Ground Water Association announced today. The video covers financing options including: Contractor-offered financing Credit cards Mortgage ...

  • Green Home Building Blossoms in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Green Building Council is set to launch its LEED-for-Homes program at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago this week. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, voluntary rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green ...

  • Ozzi Kleen Grey Water Recycling System - Every new home should have one!

    This innovative new product allows you to re-use your grey water (previously wasted) and recycle it for use on your gardens or reuse back through the toilets for flushing or in the laundry. Right now this is so important with low water levels, and water prices and council restrictions on the increase. The Ozzi Kleen GTS10 Greywater system's design allows it to be virtually invisible when buried ...

  • Ozzi Kleen Grey Water Recycling System - Every new home should have one!

    This innovative new product allows you to re-use your grey water (previously wasted) and recycle it for use on your gardens or reuse back through the toilets for flushing or in the laundry. Right now this is so important with low water levels, and water prices and council restrictions on the increase. The Ozzi Kleen GTS10 Greywater system's design allows it to be virtually invisible when buried ...

  • Urban waterways provide important home for wildlife

    Urbanisation plays an important role in changes to biodiversity, so it is important that towns and cities are well managed to protect wildlife. New Dutch research concludes that urban drainage systems, such as ditches and canals, can help maintain the same level of biodiversity as rural waterways. Recommendations are offered to ensure their full potential is met. Urbanisation is increasing, but ...

  • Home Depot fined $1.3m for stormwater violations

    Home Depot has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty and implement a nationwide compliance program to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged violations that were discovered at more than 30 construction sites in 28 states where new Home Depot stores were being built.  The ...

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