USGS Report Provides Insight on Public-Supply Well Contamination

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Study finds that conditions in some aquifers enable contaminants to remain in groundwater longer

Key factors have been identified that help determine the vulnerability of public supply wells to contamination. A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report describes these factors, providing insight into which contaminants in an aquifer might reach a well, and when, how and at what concentration they might arrive.

About one-third of the U.S. population gets its drinking water from public supply wells.

Publication Date: 
August 5, 2013
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Testing Kit

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The SenSafe Water Metals Check test is a quick, accurate, inexpensive way to determine toxic metal levels in tap water. This patented test strip develops red in the presence of toxic metals above 10 ppb in only two minutes. It detects toxic +2 valence metals found in tap water. Because of its detection sensitivity, it confirms the need for water filtration or remediation. The test can be purchased for $19.99 for 50 tests or $5.99 for six tests with instructions and a color chart.

EPA Encourages Comment on Groundwater Cleanup Plan

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EPA to cleanup Nassau County groundwater contaminated with harmful VOCs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed plan to clean up an area of contaminated groundwater within the New Cassel/Hicksville Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County, N.Y. Groundwater throughout these areas is contaminated with harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in paint, solvents, aerosol sprays, cleaners, disinfectants, automotive products and dry cleaning fluids.

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July 29, 2013

Testing Kit Confirms Concentration of Metals in Tap Water

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July 22, 2013

The SenSafe Water Metals Check test is a quick, accurate, inexpensive way to determine toxic metal levels in tap water. In two minutes, this patented test strip develops red in the presence of toxic metals above 10 ppb. Because of its detection sensitivity, this test can confirm the need for water filtration or remediation.

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Equipment Helps Protect Against Nitrates in Water

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Water Quality Assn.
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New reports of contaminant point to need for "final barrier" protection

With news reports about possible spikes in nitrate levels in drinking water, residents can ensure protection with final barrier systems in the home, according to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).

According to reports, Burkburnett public works in Texas is investigating a possible spike in nitrate levels in the city’s drinking water.

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Publication Date: 
July 19, 2013

Hanford Site Treats Record Amount of Contaminated Groundwater

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U.S. Department of Energy
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CH2M Hill treated 1.4 billion gal of groundwater between October 2012 and June 2013

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Co. (CH2M HILL) has exceeded this year’s goal for treating 1.4 billion gal of contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site in Washington state.

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July 16, 2013

EPA Proposing Plan to Clean Up New Jersey Superfund Site

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Tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds are polluting groundwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed plan to clean up soil at the Ellis Property Superfund site in Evesham Township, N.J., which is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are polluting groundwater underlying the site.

Publication Date: 
July 12, 2013

Industrial Filtration Design & Selection

Industrial water treatment can be classified by the following categories (not including wastewater treatment, which is a separate topic):

  • Process water treatment;
  • Boiler water treatment; and
  • Cooling water treatment.

Water treatment is used to optimize most water-based industrial processes, including heating, cooling, processing, cleaning and rinsing, so that operating costs and risks are reduced.

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Proper sizing & media selection for successful systems

About The Author: 

Gerry Bulfin, CWS-IV, is CEO of Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. Bulfin can be reached at gb@cleanwaterstore.com or 831.462.8500.

Publication Date: 
July 8, 2013
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July 8, 2013
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Wyoming, EPA to Investigate Water Quality Concerns

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Wyoming to lead further investigation on drinking water quality in Pavillion, Wyo., with EPA support

The state of Wyoming announced that it would further investigate drinking water quality in the rural area east of Pavillion, Wyo. This will be done with the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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July 3, 2013
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Stray Gases Found in Water Wells Near Shale Gas Sites

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Study finds that distances from drilling site play major role in risk of groundwater impacts 

Homeowners living within 1 km of shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated by stray gases, according to a new Duke University-led study.

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July 2, 2013
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Stray Gases Found in Water Wells Near Shale Gas Sites