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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 ...

  • Ceradyne, Inc. to Present at Wells Fargo Securities 2011 Industrial and Construction Conference

    Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) Chief Financial Officer Jerrold J. Pellizzon is scheduled to speak at Wells Fargo Securities 2011 Industrial and Construction Conference to be held in New York on May 10 - 12, 2011. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:25 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. It will address the Company's business fundamentals, growth strategies, and the outlook for 2011. ...


    By Marketwire

  • $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 ...

  • NGWA offers one-day geothermal heat pump well construction course

    Water well contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course on June 20 in Muncie, Indiana, offered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).Geothermal well construction generally uses the same equipment and requires many of the same skills used by water well contractors. However, some additional training is needed as well as new ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • CSP is alive and well in America!

    The formation of the CSP Alliance is a positive sign for the growth of the industry in the US. This exciting chapter in CSP’s evolution demonstrates how the industry will work together to communicate CSP’s competitive value to win a greater stake in the US energy mix. CSP’s history has taught us one thing about the industry, it is clear that having an industry goal with a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Pennant Well Tie-In Underway

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/11/10 -- Pennant Energy Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: PEN) is pleased to announce that the operator of the Watts Project (also referred to as "Pearl") has informed the Company that construction of the pipeline and tie-in of the "Drumlin Pearl 7-9- 30 -16W4" well is tentatively scheduled to be completed by mid August. The survey of the pipeline right ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By Business Wire

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Contractor forms for construction projects

    As a subcontractor, so you every wonder, “How can I become a general contractor?” (This press release does not talk about the ability to get performance bonds but other factors). As a general contractor, but one that is definitely small, do you ever wonder, “How can I grow to be a national force?” Well of course there are many answers to this question but not an ...


    By WeDoTanks.com LLC

  • Reducing emissions in construction

    Here at Casella, we’ve long been on our soapbox promoting better understanding of construction site emissions. So we were delighted to recently hear news of the London Low Emission Construction Partnership, which sees a variety of London stakeholders joining forces to encourage and convince the construction industry to reduce its emissions.  The London Low Emission Construction ...


    By Casella

  • Pump cable for mining and construction

    Tsurumi has introduced its strongest-ever pump cable as an option in Europe. The rubber cable meets the increased need for robust pumping equipment in the construction and mining sector. It is suitable for very high mechanical stress and has a tensile strength of 15N/mm2. It is well insulated and can withstand extreme heat and cold. The cable is Ozone resistant, which stops the formation of ...

  • Edinburgh construction firm fined

    An Edinburgh construction company has been fined a total of £3,600 for failing to ensure properly trained staff were managing a construction site in Galashiels. Scotcare Preservation Ltd of Ettrick Road, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to four health and safety charges at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 18 January. The company admitted that during a house construction in 2008 it failed to ensure the ...

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