Water Wells Articles

  • The first monitoring well in Engbertsdijksvenen is a reality

    On Wednesday 20 December 2017, the first monitoring well of the groundwater monitoring network Engbertsdijksvenen was realised on the parcel of landowner Wilharms in Vriezenveen. This monitoring well serves to monitor the effects of the measures required for the Nature Objectives of the Engbertsdijksveen. One of these goals is the recovery of living high moor. In addition to this monitoring well, ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Groundwater Week 2017 Highlights

    Highlights Day 1 2017 Groundwater Summit Kicks Off with Opening Session Session focuses on a new multi-benefit model for green infrastructure and groundwater. ...

  • Living near a fracking well means more asthma attacks

    It's probably telling that the word ‘fracking’ sounds just shy of a curse word. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that people who live near active, unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma attacks. It’s the latest in a string of studies that has linked the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Incoming NGWA president shares goals in November Water Well Journal

    The incoming president of NGWA is featured in a profile in the November 2017 issue of Water Well Journal®. David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, vice president of Bergerson-Caswell Inc. in Maple Plain, Minnesota, will become president of NGWA’s Board of Directors at Groundwater Week 2017, December 5-7 in Nashville, Tennessee. The article “ ...

  • Reasons You Should Invest in an Arsenic Water Treatment System

    In many areas of the U.S., the element arsenic makes its way into the water supply. This element can have adverse health effects. Although it’s rare that it shows up in large enough concentrations to be fatal, it can still cause problems and should be eliminated. Health Effects Many studies have been done to determine the specific effects of consuming water ...

  • 5 Reasons to Use Eductor Systems for Complex Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation of dams and levees present complex geotechnical conditions. Contractors require dry, safe and stable working environments in order to carry out an effective rehabilitation project. As our national dam and levee infrastructure ages, the pressure to stabilize construction sites and lower costs will rise. Eductor systems provide a safe, cost-effective dewatering solution for these ...

  • New Jersey Water Use Exceeding Supplies

    When people think of water scarcity, arid regions such as Israel, Egypt, and Southern California may come to mind, but the availability of clean, potable water may also be endangered in unexpected places, including New Jersey. Residents in some areas of the Garden State are using “tens of millions of gallons” more water than the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Revealing causal pathways to sustainable water service delivery using fsQCA

    This study aimed to build on theory and practice regarding the combinations of conditions that influence water service sustainability when external partners are involved. The study investigates 26 well projects that have been implemented in developing countries with the assistance of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA). Using past literature on sustainable water service delivery in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Design and operation of a rainwater for drinking (RFD) project in a rural area: case study at Cukhe Elementary School, Vietnam

    Since 2014, a well-designed rainwater for drinking (RFD) project has been successfully operating at Cukhe Elementary School, near Hanoi, Vietnam. During that time, daily rainfall data, water consumption, water quality and questionnaires to the community were prepared. Several concerns over the design and operation of RFD projects, such as lack of sufficient rainfall data, water quality ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Installing water wells around septic systems subject of October Water Well Journal article

    An article in the Water Well Journal® October 2017 issue focuses on everything there is to know when installing water wells on properties with septic systems. In “Rules of Thumb,” freelance writer William Wager states three things are critical: knowing your codes, expecting the unexpected, and drilling the well properly. ...

  • World’s busiest airport opens new terminal - Case Study

    Four years in the making and twice the size as originally planned, the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, opened its new terminal on May 16, 2012. The new terminal, titled Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International, is dedicated for international travelers and is expected to reduce the demand on existing airport ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Removing Inorganic Contaminants with Arsenic Water Treatment

    Inorganic contaminants in drinking water are more than just an annoyance. Arsenic is a naturally occurring carcinogen, which is known to lead to both cancer and heart failure. Arsenic is also a difficult contaminant to detect. Since arsenic is both odorless and colorless, testing has to be conducted in order to reliably identify it. Arsenic often appears in conjunction with iron and manganese. ...

  • The switch to refillable bottled water in Indonesia: a serious health risk

    In recent years, the consumption of refillable bottled water has increased considerably in emerging countries. However, the quality of this water is often questionable, as authorities lack the capacity to properly check refilling depots. Given that refillable bottled water not only replaces unimproved water sources, but also better-quality sources, like piped and branded bottled water, its ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The case for increasing circular economy systems grows as resources dwindle

    New research from Yale University encourages discussions on how to implement circular economy systems on a larger scale Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, believe that circular economy systems are essential to our long-term survival on a planet with limited resources. While some large companies, including Google, Dell, Philips, and Unilever, and a few ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Managing Maintenance Backlogs

    Every business has work that needs to be done. It could be greasing moving parts of a machine, changing the oil in a vehicle, performing an inspection, or a million other tasks. Whatever the case may be, this work gets added into a backlog in preparation for work scheduling and planning. When the work is completed, it is then removed from the backlog. Sometimes, backlogs can grow to unhealthy ...


    By CHAMPS Software Inc.

  • New technique for direct fluoroimmunomagnetic detection of rotavirus in water samples

    A new rapid, sensitive and selective method for rotavirus detection in water samples is described in this paper. Amino pink magnetic microparticles were functionalized with monoclonal antibodies and used to capture, concentrate, separate and detect infectious rotavirus particles in distilled and drinking water samples. The fluorescence of the microparticles was used to determine the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of domestic consumption in intermittent water supply networks: case study of Puerto Ayora (Galápagos Islands)

    Intermittent water distribution systems are a stark reality in developing countries. Puerto Ayora, the centre of tourism of the Galápagos Archipelago, is not an exception, with its population and tourists suffering from scarce water resources. However, the extreme per capita consumptions, well above those in 24/7 supply situations in many other countries, contradict the (sense of) scarcity. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Addressing employment issues featured in September’s Water Well Journal

    An article in the Water Well Journal® September 2017 issue focuses on acclimating a new wave of drillers to your company. In “Preparing the Next Generation,” freelance writer Jennifer Strawn goes over to how attract millennials to your business — and more importantly — how to retain them. ...

  • Four steps for well owners to protect water wells, health during hurricane flooding

    The owners of private household water wells in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. If a well has been flooded: Do not drink the water or wash with it, but use an alternative supply such as bottled water Stay away from the well pump while it’s ...

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