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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Awarded for Action on Old Water Pipes

    With 15 percent of its nearly 9,000 miles of water and sewer mains approaching 100 years old and needing rehabilitation or replacement, New Jersey American Water is turning to new technology to make old pipes like new again. For its innovative work to rehabilitate more a 90 year-old pipeline in West Orange, the company received the New Jersey Action Alliance’s 2013 Distinguished Engineering ...


    By American Water

  • 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 ...

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

    Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not ...

  • Water Dispersible Pipe Joint Lubricant Announced

    A new high performance water dispersible pipe joint lubricant has been announced by its manufacturer, JTM Products, Inc. Phoenix™ 27-XL lube effectively lubricates pipe and pipe gaskets for safe and efficient assembly of all types of pipelines. The lubricant has been certified by NSF/ANSI to meet Standard 61-G for potable ...


    By PRWeb

  • New pipe design software for water utilities

    A new software module for the design of water pipes and networks has now been released by Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The "Pipe Design Module" of the SynerGEE Water software provides sophisticated optimization capabilities enabling water utilities to provide least-cost designs for system expansions and rehabilitation. The new module applies ...


  • Submerged GRP pipe application

    Superlit, a well known major Turkish GRP pipe manufacturer, supplied (DN) 3000mm GRP pipes which are installed underwater for the project “Cooling Water Supply from the sea for Metallurgical Factory in Turkey”. Total of 600m GRP Pipe lines are installed as submerged on the saddles anchoraged on a continuous horizontal steel beam, due to the fact that cooling water for the factory is absorbed 7m ...


    By SUPERLIT

  • Pipe material for earthquake zones

    In a study of the effects of earthquakes on water and sewer pipe, ductile iron pipe with restrained joints proved superior to other pipe materials. An article published in the Journal of the American Water Works Association describes how the high-strength, flexible pipe with flexible joints withstands earthquakes better than cement or plastic pipes. "Pipelines that deliver clean water and ...

  • Well Repairs Complete, Getting Ready to Stimulate

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the Newberry EGS Demonstration. In early August, a drill rig arrived on site to perform required upkeep on the injection well. This work went very well, and the rig has been released from the site. The next step in this summer’s field work is to prepare the site for stimulation activities. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing our ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • Planet Resource Recovery, Inc.`s AquaLuxus(TM) Well Clean Proves Highly Effective in Ground Water Well Field Studies

    Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) is pleased to report that the Company has received the preliminary findings of Field Studies on the effectiveness of AquaLuxus? WC for groundwater wells. Planet's distributor, Timberline Assets, Ltd., launched an investigation in August 2011, including independent lab and field testing, to determine the effectiveness of using AquaLuxus WC for ...

  • Environmental well sealing new product announcement:

    AquaBlok, Ltd., manufacturers of innovative claybased composite materials, is proud to announce the introduction of a new family of annular well sealant materials that benefit from the company’s patented delivery system for bentonite sealant materials. HoleBlok+ annular sealants combines two well-established and proven technologies; zerovalent iron (ZVI) and bentonite to form a unique ...


    By AquaBlok, Ltd.

  • China trial for new in-pipe monitor

    New technology, developed by Intellitect Water (UK), that provides visibility of water quality within the drinking water distribution network, is currently on trial in China. Shanghai based, Ewaters Environmental Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which specialises in water network modelling and data management, carried out the trial and their Managing Director, Weijun Zhang says, 'We are keen ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • To Preserve Precious Water Mines should be using GRP Pipes

    Conserving South Africa’s water is a top priority as a Water Affairs study shows that South Africans will be using more water by 2025 than is currently available. By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group. To guarantee mine wastewater never contaminates South Africa’s water systems, mine operators should be using corrosive-resistant ...

  • IWC's GRP Pipe System Will Turn Heads at Water Show Africa 2015

    IWC, African leaders in water cooling technology, will be showcasing their dynamic GRP Pipe System (“Glass Reinforced Polyester” Pipe System) at the Water Show Africa 2015, happening from 24 - 25 March 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. IWC’s ...

  • In-Pipe UV Disinfection of Wastewater - The Advantages

    More and more operators of wastewater treatment facilities are now opting for in-pipe, medium pressure UV disinfection systems. They are choosing this technology in favour of older open-channel, low pressure UV systems.The reasons for this change are due in part to the drawbacks of open-channel technology, as well as the advantages of in-pipe ...

  • Schramm Inc. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for U.S. Navy Water Well Drilling Requirements

    12 Custom T450 Drilling Rigs to be used for Water Well Applications. Schramm, Inc., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of mobile hydraulic drill rigs, today announced it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, America’s combat logistics support agency. Schramm will design and build 12 T450MIIA Top Head Drive, truck mounted ...


    By Schramm, Inc.

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