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  • North Americans rely on wells for much of their water supply

    It’s a little known fact, but nearly half of Americans rely on ground water for all or part of their water supply through privately owned household wells or ground water-supplied community systems. With all those wells come many questions about proper well construction, maintenance, water quality, and ground water protection. Answers to many of these questions can be found at the National Ground ...

  • New private water supply regulations impact on well rehabilitation

    The new Private Water Supplies Regulations, which came into force on January 1 last year, brings increased regulation and scrutiny to private water supplies. Importantly they restrict the products or substances that can be used where water is abstracted for human consumption. The new regulations require that only products or substances that would be permitted under Regulation 31 of the Water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Water supply for the city of the future

    The project SEMIZENTRAL, of the Technical University Darmstadt in the Chinese coastal metropolis of Qingdao, has been given a GreenTec Award. This project shows how to plan infrastructure as needed, and how to put these infrastructure plans into practice. Instead of building one central sewage plant for the entire city, the scientists have pursued a semi-centralised approach with a number of ...

  • Special e-issue of Groundwater focuses on public supply well vulnerability

    The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has published a special electronic-only issue focusing on public drinking water supply well vulnerability to contamination. This special issue can be accessed in the Wiley Online Library, the database containing complete content information for Groundwater, the leading international journal focusing ...

  • EPA directs company to supply information in PA gas well incident

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed Chesapeake Energy Corp. to supply information in connection with the discharge of drilling fluids from a natural gas well last week in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the lead in responding to this incident, EPA staff is requesting by tomorrow, April 26, information on the hydraulic ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA orders oil companies to monitor public water supply and private wells in Montana

    In response to recent detections of low levels of oil production-related contaminants in the public water supply that serves the city of Poplar, Montana, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to Murphy Exploration & Production Co. (Murphy), Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Pioneer), and Samson Hydrocarbons Co. (Samson). ...

  • 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.

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • 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 ...

  • NGWA offers Webinar on water well profiling

    The National Ground Water Association will offer the Webinar, “Well Profiling Technologies, Uses, and Solutions,” on April 20 at 1 p.m. ET.    Well owners and operators sometimes face challenges including decreased well yield and efficiency, short-term exceedance of water quality standards, and the onset of chronic exceedance of water quality standards. Information derived ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • GE to Supply Key Components for ProWater`s Centerline SWD(TM) Saltwater Disposal Well System

        Technology Meets Growing Industry Demand GE to Provide Pumping Systems, Variable Speed Drives, Control Devices First Applications of Centerline SWD Slated for North Dakota's Bakken Shale Formation GE (NYSE: GE) has been selected to build key components for ProWater's Centerline SWD? modular saltwater disposal (SWD) and deep injection well ...


    By General Electric

  • Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies

    Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater. One of the surprises in the study of 11,000 public supply wells ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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