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  • Free Webinars for Water Well Owners on Well Construction and Hydraulic Fracturing

    Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association. Persons can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, via NGWA’s website, www.WellOwner.org. In the “Water Well ...

  • ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard now available

    The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Association’s online bookstore. Set in motion some eight years ago when NGWA first initiated efforts to become an American National Standards Institute-accredited standards developer, ANSI/NGWA-01-14 sets a baseline of expectations for water well system ...

  • NGWA water well construction standard process accepted by ANSI

    Following its determination that the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) properly met its standard development process, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved, pending a 15-day appeal period, for NGWA to issue ANSI/NGWA-01-14, a water well construction standard. Throughout the standard development process, ANSI-required core principles to be followed were openness, ...

  • $144,000 grant to construct well in Pemiscot County, Mo. (MO)

    EPA has awarded $144,000 to the Consolidated Public Water District #1 of Pemiscot County, Mo. The funds will be used to construct a new water supply well near Hayti, Mo. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide safe, reliable and affordable water to Missouri communities. These ...

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...


  • 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer to focus on use of drilling fluids in well construction

    Ronald B. Peterson, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account executive, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced today. Peterson, of South Jordan, Utah, has been involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. ...

  • California American Water Selects Boart Longyear Company to Construct Desalination Source Water Slant Wells

    After a comprehensive procurement process, California American Water has selected Boart Longyear Company to construct seven to nine source water slant wells that would draw ocean water for the desalination facility proposed as part of California American Water’s $320 million Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. Boart Longyear ranked highest and provided the lowest cost among the three ...


  • McEllhiney Lecturer says proper water well development critical to well performance

    NEW ORLEANS — The process of “well development” is critical to optimizing well performance, yet too often it is not given proper priority in the overall well construction, said the 2010 NGWREF McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Mike H. Mehmert in his inaugural lecture at the 2009 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting. Well development is the procedure used to facilitate the removal of fine ...

  • NGWA offers Webinar on water well profiling

    The National Ground Water Association will offer the Webinar, “Well Profiling Technologies, Uses, and Solutions,” on April 20 at 1 p.m. ET.    Well owners and operators sometimes face challenges including decreased well yield and efficiency, short-term exceedance of water quality standards, and the onset of chronic exceedance of water quality standards. Information derived ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Doing well in tough times

    The first item on the agenda for delegates to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Ministerial Environment Forum last week was Global Crises: National Chaos, a reflection of the fact their meeting was taking place at a time of unprecedented international conditions, where nothing less than the future of the earth is at stake. The working paper for this discussion outlined a ...


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  • North Americans rely on wells for much of their water supply

    It’s a little known fact, but nearly half of Americans rely on ground water for all or part of their water supply through privately owned household wells or ground water-supplied community systems. With all those wells come many questions about proper well construction, maintenance, water quality, and ground water protection. Answers to many of these questions can be found at the National Ground ...

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Praises Unanimous Vote for Stronger Well Construction Standards to Prevent Gas Migration, Protect Public and Environment

    Regulations Move to Attorney General for Approval HARRISBURG, Pa. - A set of new standards that will make natural gas wells safer were approved unanimously today on a vote of 5-0 by the state's Independent Regulatory Review Commission, Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Hanger praised the IRRC vote, saying the ...

  • Horizontal Directional Wells for Dewatering Operations

    During 2010 DTD completed two projects requiring horizontal dewatering wells. Both projects were designed to lower the water table for excavation purposes. One project dewatered for a source-removal excavation at an Air Force Base,  while the other dewatered contaminated groundwater prior to a construction excavation. The first project included a series of six horizontal wells set beneath an ...

  • Testing of private drinking water wells continues this week at compass plaza well trichloroethylene site near Rogersville, Mo.

    EPA staff and contractors will be continuing work near Rogersville, Mo., this week to conduct sampling efforts at private drinking water wells in the vicinity of the Compass Plaza commercial development, as part of a continuing investigation into trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of groundwater. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) detected the chemical solvent TCE in water ...

  • Middle East Water Infrastructure Construction Projects

    Water Infrastructure Construction Projects in the Middle East 2012'' contains information on the scope of the top water infrastructure construction projects including project overviews and locations. The report also details project ownership and funding, gives full project descriptions, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. Water Infrastructure Construction ...


  • New guidance issued on reducing methane in residential water wells

    The National Ground Water Association has issued a new best suggested practice (BSP) for dealing with methane gas in residential water well systems. Intended to give guidance to water well system professionals, Reduce and Mitigate Problematic Concentrations of Methane in Residential Water Well Systems may also be of value to well owners though professional assistance is strongly encouraged due to ...

  • Call for papers constructed wetlands

    Aqua Enviro is inviting oral and poster contributions from practitioners, the water industry, academia, developers and planners: indeed all those with experiences to share. The conference will be held at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield on 13th - 14th July 2011. Abstracts are requested by 4th March. The ...


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