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  • 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 ...

  • Indian arsenic clean-up `working well`

    A new chemical-free method to remove arsenic from water is working well in pilot plants in India, scientists report. The method, developed by a team of European and Indian scientists, was tested in six plants set up to supply safe arsenic-free water to Kasimpore village in India's West Bengal state, one of the most arsenic-contaminated sites in the world. An estimated 140 million people in Asia ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Private U.S. Drinking Water Wells Contaminated with Arsenic and Other Harmful Elements

    Geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently discovered that 13 percent of untreated drinking water contains at least one potentially dangerous element at a concentration exceeding federal regulations or guidelines, reports Scientific American. Researchers checked private wells for 24 trace elements and found that they taint more wells than other pollutants, such as pesticides and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arsenic Leaches into Iowa Water Supply

    Arsenic has numerous forms, one of which is arsenite. When arsenic is described as harmful, the specific type of arsenic being referred to is arsenite. It is the most common form of arsenic found in drinking water.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ingesting small amounts of arsenite can cause nausea, vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arsenic Removal Technology

    Onion Equipment provides an innovative, cost-effective and reliable approach for the safe removal of arsenic from contaminated sites, municipal water supplies and private wells. OEarsenX is a polymer based bead with hydrous iron oxide nano-particles impregnated throughout the bead. This advanced hybrid material combines the best arsenic-binding chemistry, arsenic selective chemistry of iron ...


    By Onion Enterprises

  • Report that 20% of state´s wells face high arsenic points to Final Barrier

    LISLE, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released last week by the US Geological Survey showing that one in five private wells in Pennsylvania face elevated arsenic levels offers powerful incentive to test and ensure treatment, according to the Water Quality Association. "There is hardly any issue more important than clean and healthy water, and this ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA orders Douglas drinking water system to reduce arsenic

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Monte Vista Water Company to reduce arsenic levels in their drinking water system or face penalties of up to $37,500 per day for each violation. The EPA’s order requires the system, serving over 150 residents northwest of downtown, to develop and meet a schedule to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act’s arsenic standard ...

  • USGS Finds Elevated Levels of Arsenic, Radon, Methane in Some Private Wells in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

    Tests of 75 private drinking water wells in Lycoming County, in north-central Pennsylvania, found water from most of the sampled wells contained concentrations of radon that exceeded a proposed, nonbinding health standard for drinking water. Smaller percentages of the wells contained concentrations of arsenic or methane that exceed existing drinking water standards. The US Geological ...

  • Guidelines help water well owners address water quality problems

    The keys to addressing well water quality problems are to determine what the problem is, whether it is preventable, and, if not, how to treat it effectively, the National Ground Water Association said today. NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens said there are basic steps well owners can follow to take the mystery out of solving water quality issues. “The answer to water quality ...

  • The Pentair Foundation funds Arsenic-free water efforts in Bangladesh

    An estimated 77 million people in Bangladesh, or roughly half of the country's population, have been exposed to toxic arsenic levels in their drinking water since the 1970s. That's when the installation of hand-pumped wells throughout Bangladesh began tapping groundwater laden with naturally occurring arsenic. In response to this crisis, the Ecological ...

  • Natural processes can limit spread of arsenic in water, says study

    Many people in Bangladesh and other parts of Asia have been poisoned by drinking groundwater laced with arsenic—not introduced by humans, but leached naturally from sediments, and now being tapped by shallow drinking wells. In recent years, to avoid the problem, deeper wells have been sunk 500 feet or more to purer waters—but fears have remained that when deep water is pumped out, ...

  • Dow Water Solutions Reduces Arsenic to Non-Detectable Levels in Arizona

    ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ Media Helps Black Canyon City Comply with EPA Standards MIDLAND, Mich.—  Dow Water Solutions today announced that three water treatment systems, incorporating ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ arsenic removal media, have reduced the presence of arsenic to non-detectable levels in Black Canyon City, Ariz.  Operating efficiently since August 2006, the systems are purifying wells ...

  • scTRACE Gold – new sensor for straightforward and reliable determination of arsenic in water

    Metrohm is pleased to introduce the scTRACE Gold, a new sensor for the straightforward voltammetric determination of arsenic in water. The scTRACE Gold is simply plugged in the electrode shaft; as there is no preconditioning required, users can start measuring immediately after. Analysis time per sample is approximately 10 minutes only and ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • U.S. EPA Orders Kern County Public Water System to Reduce Arsenic in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with Arvin Community Services District (ACSD), located in Arvin, Calif., for arsenic violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. ACSD has agreed to provide residents with alternative water until they are found to be in compliance and will pay a penalty of $14,750. In October 2008, EPA issued an order requiring the system to meet the arsenic ...

  • 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 ...

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are 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 receive ...

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