well water sampling News

  • Water Sampling Update

    Summer field work has come to a close at the Newberry EGS Demonstration site, and with it we’ve completed the last round of water sampling and analysis. The EGS project was carefully designed to protect the local groundwater system, and our groundwater monitoring program helps us make sure we protect this valuable natural resource. Our water monitoring program was designed to document and ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Completes Drinking Water Sampling in Dimock, Pa.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has completed its sampling of private drinking water wells in Dimock, Pa. Data previously supplied to the agency by residents, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Cabot Oil and Gas Exploration had indicated the potential for elevated levels of water contaminants in wells, and following requests by residents ...

  • Shallow well installation and monitoring solutions

    Solinst Drive-Point Piezometers are excellent permanent or temporary wells used to monitor shallow groundwater, soil and gas up to 25 ft below surface. These well points are ideal for initial site investigations, for long or short-term applications, and can also be used for profiling. Installation using a Manual Slide Hammer, with tubing bypass and the correct drive-point for your application, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Hose pump automates effluent sampling at Thames Water

    Manual effluent sampling automated at Mogden sewage works 6m suction lift application Pump selected for robust design dry running, self-priming capability A Bredel APEX15 hose pump from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has been installed at Thames Water’s Mogden sewage treatment works (STW). Thanks to the APEX15, final effluent samples can now be collected automatically ...

  • Sample hyperspectral imagery

    SpecTIR has made available a number of airborne hyperspectral imagery data sets for research, training, and educational purposes. They will be available from the SpecTIR website and cover a variety of subjects. The data was collected with the ProSpecTIR VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral sensors, which are typically used to collect spectral and spatial information for applications such as long-term ...

  • The ultimate water test kit The eXact® EZ Well Driller Kit

    The eXact® EZ Well Drillers Kit offers immediate lab quality water results at minimal cost without sending samples off to the lab. The kit includes the patented eXact® EZ advanced photometer and six test parameters (Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, pH, Calcium Hardness, Total Iron and Manganese) that can be administered on-site without any technical training. It’s ideal for field screening new ...

  • EPA releases results of Pavillion, Wyo. water well testing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the latest data from sampling conducted at Pavillion-area water wells yesterday at a public meeting at the Pavillion Recreation Center. Sample results indicate that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons and other chemical compounds in groundwater represents a drinking water concern. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ ...

  • Flooded water wells require care before using again

    After a flood, the owners of household water wells should take precautions to make sure the water is safe to drink and the wells are in good operating condition, according to the National Ground Water Association. During a flooding event, contaminated water may have topped and infiltrated the well, carrying with it bacteria, chemicals, or other pollutants, said Cliff Treyens, NGWA public ...

  • Grants awarded to water well and training projects in developing nations

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has awarded a total of $35,000 to five applicants for groundwater supply, and education and training projects in developing nations. The NGWREF’s Developing Nations Fund provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for qualified projects in low-income, developing, or third-world nations as defined by The World Bank or some ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 provides water well system professionals guidance on hydrogen sulfide

    The National Ground Water Association has developed an industry best suggested practice (BSP) for water well system professionals to use on how to deal with problematic concentrations of hydrogen sulfide in residential water well systems. Hydrogen sulfide is often responsible for the “rotten egg” odor sometimes present in well water. It is a nuisance for well owners due to its ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • High Polonium-210 Levels Found in Nevada Wells

    RENO, Nevada, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - Today, the U.S. Geological Survey is releasing to the public documents showing elevated levels of cancer-causing, radioactive polonium—210 in 17 wells in Lahontan Valley, near the town of Fallon, Nevada. The study covers a rural area centered around the town of Fallon. Most of the 25 wells included in the study provide water for human and/or ...

  • EPA to begin sampling water at some residences in Dimock, Pa.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it plans to perform water sampling at approximately 60 homes in the Carter Road/Meshoppen Creek Road area of Dimock, Pa. to further assess whether any residents are being exposed to hazardous substances that cause health concerns. EPA’s decision to conduct sampling is based on EPA’s review of data provided by residents, ...

  • Anadarko Announces Successful Appraisal Well Offshore Ghana

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced the successful Enyenra-2A appraisal well offshore Ghana encountered more than 120 net feet of pay. The results of drilling, wireline logs, samples of reservoir fluids and pressure data, confirm the total net pay includes approximately 105 net feet of oil pay in high-quality sandstone reservoirs located in the upper and lower Enyenra ...


    By Marketwire

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