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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Virginia Tech tests water wells impacted by hurricanes

    Backed by a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant, Virginia Tech is distributing water well sampling kits in areas hit hardest this hurricane season. The sampling kits are being passed out with the help of local universities throughout ...

  • Solinst Canada Introduces Water Level DrawDown Meter

    Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the latest addition to their Level Measurement Devices—the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter. The 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter indicates static water level, with a second function to monitor falling hydraulic head.  In water level mode, the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter allows accurate depth to water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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’ ...

  • Well water should be tested annually to reduce health risks to children

    Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop these recommendations and draft a new AAP policy statement about the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 waters for offshore treatment

    The market for spending on water treatment in the offshore oil and gas industry is set to grow by an annual average of 4.4% in the next six years, driven by increasing production from developing markets around the world, and the need for more advanced solutions to keep mature oilfields productive. Today, the offshore oil and gas industry accounts for approximately 27% of worldwide production. The ...

  • A Simple Test for Gases in Water

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide a simplified way to test for dissolved gases, such as methane and ethane, in water. Environmental and testing laboratories will be able to use the proposed standard to ensure that drinking water is safe in areas in which hydraulic fracturing occurs. Laboratories would use the proposed test — ...


    By ASTM International

  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Putting Drinking Water to the Test 06052015

    On The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up With Al”, with Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams, Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan puts Drinking Water to-the-test by measuring Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Tap Water Samples from Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey as well as Bottled Water Samples including Spring Water, Pure Water and Distilled Water. Dan demonstrates/interprets Drinking Water ...

  • 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 ...

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