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  • 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, ...

  • Federal Government Failed to Inspect Higher Risk Oil Wells

    The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say. The report, obtained by The Associated Press before its public release, highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands. Investigators ...


    By Associated Press

  • 4 in 10 Higher Risk Wells Aren`t Inspected By Feds

    Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks. Roughly half or more of wells on federal and Indian lands weren't ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • 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 ...

  • HYDRO DAM INSPECTION - Hydro International

    The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program. Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • North Uist well given consent

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has subjected BP’s application, including the environmental impact and emergency response plans, to detailed and extensive scrutiny, and the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken a thorough examination of the well ...

  • New, free guidance available on maintaining private water wells

    Homeowners can get the latest guidance on maintaining their household water well systems free online by visiting WellOwner.org, a website of the National Ground Water Association. Ongoing maintenance of private water wells is the responsibility of the homeowner, yet many well owners are uncertain about how to keep up with water well maintenance. NGWA recommends that all private well owners inform ...

  • Household water well owners should inform themselves about flood threats

    There are certain things household water well owners should know during this flood season about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. Flooding by surface water can threaten groundwater quality and the condition of a well system. The vulnerability of a well can vary depending on the area in which one’s property is located or ...

  • Free water well owner webinars begin August 9

    Private water well owners, and local officials involved with well owners, are invited to view a series of free one-hour webinars offered by the National Ground Water Association. The first webinar in the series discusses water well disinfection and takes place August 9 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Water well disinfection expert Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, principal ...

  • Well water should be tested annually to reduce health risks to children

    Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop these recommendations and draft a new AAP policy statement about the ...

  • Powerful Well Cleaning Treatment, BoreSaver, Launched in Canada

    BoreSaver, the NSF certified well cleaning treatments used in over fourteen countries worldwide, has launched in Canada, following its successful entry into the North American market two years ago. A recent article in ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Rebuilding of Flood Damaged Homes Halted for Asbestos Inspections

    LA Testing’s laboratories provide asbestos testing solutions to protect people, the environment and property from the dangers of asbestos exposure. ...


  • PURE CLOSES ACQUISITION OF PRESSURE PIPE INSPECTION COMPANY

    Calgary, Alberta. Pure Technologies Ltd. (“Pure”) (TSX-V:PUR) announced today that it has concluded the purchase of The Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (“PPIC”) for up to CAD$34.9 million in cash and common stock of Pure. PPIC, a privately-held company with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, is a leader in large-diameter water and wastewater pipeline condition ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • EPA orders Lapwai School District maintenance shop to cleanup threat to nearby drinking water wells

    The Lapwai School District in Lapwai, ID, must clean up an inactive drywell contaminated with solvents (TCE & PCE) to protect nearby public drinking water wells. The cleanup will be conducted under a legal order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The drywell lies under an asphalt parking lot at the Lapwai School District (District) bus maintenance facility (204 District ...

  • Geoquip launches Laval Deep Well Winch Camera systems

    Geoquip Water Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of Laval’s new Deep Well Camera Systems. The winches extend the standard production range of the Laval camera systems and offer deep well options, down to 609 metres, to operators using the R-Cam series of portable cameras. The DW-1500 reaches depths of 457 metres (1500 feet) and the DW-2000 depths of 609 metres (2000 ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

    In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said study lead author Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, who heads an environmental activist ...


    By Associated Press

  • First Trial of Non-Entry Inspection Chambers in Adoptable Sewers

    A joint partnership between Wavin Plastics, Yorkshire Water and Miller Homes has resulted in the first UK trial of non-entry inspection chambers in adoptable sewers on a new development in the Leeds area. The site, Allerton Bywater Millennium Village, which is one of seven English Partnership Millennium Communities, has been designed according to Planning Policy Guidance 3 (PPG3) principles. ...


  • NITON LLC New Capabilities to Assist in FAC Inspection Protocol

    NITON’s new XLt 898S Series features new low detection limits for chromium in carbon steel Billerica, MA –NITON LLC, internationally recognized as the worldwide leader in portable X-ray ...

  • Maralex Disposal to pay $89,900 penalty to resolve Safe Drinking Water Act violations at disposal well on Southern Ute Reservation (Colo.)

    EPA today announced that Maralex Disposal, LLC (Maralex) has been found liable for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at its commercial brine disposal injection well in La Plata County, Colorado on the Southern Ute Reservation. Maralex was assessed a penalty of $89,900. The decision issued by an administrative judge following a hearing in October 2012, upheld EPA’s finding of ...

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