USGS Begins Drilling ‘Sentinel’ Wells in New Mexico

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U.S. Geological Survey
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New wells will provide early alerts for groundwater contamination

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began drilling “sentinel” wells at the first of three locations in the Trumbull Village neighborhood in Albuquerque, N.M., to provide early alerts for groundwater contamination.

These new sentinel wells will provide early warning if there is a northeastward movement of the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility plume, and would provide Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) and Air Force officials lead time to implement plans to protect nearby groundwater drinking water supply wells.

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August 13, 2014
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ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard Available

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The standard can be purchased through the NGWA online bookstore

The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Assn.'s (NGWA) online bookstore.

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August 4, 2014

Water Well Trust Breaks Ground on Georgia Project

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Well Water Trust Georgia
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The Water Well Trust provides financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 homes

Water Well Trust has broken ground on its second project in Georgia.

The new project is located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community is failing and the county cannot afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs.

Publication Date: 
July 4, 2014

NGWA Urges Water Well Owners to Address Abandoned Wells

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NGWA
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Abandoned water wells may be the pathway for surface contamination into drinking water aquifers

Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their properties, as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.

"Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface contamination into an aquifer used for drinking water," said Cliff Treyens, NGWA's public awareness director.

It is estimated that there are millions of abandoned wells and drilled holes in the U.S.

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Publication Date: 
June 30, 2014

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Leak Detection

The Leak Defender automatic water leak detection system stops power to water well pumping systems in the event a leak should occur at the well tank, manifold, water heater or any water-supplied system. No external plug is required. The system is powered by the well pump and does not use a shutoff valve. Simple design and heavy-duty components ensure long-term use with low risk of failure. 

ANSI Approves NGWA Water Well Construction Standard

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NGWA
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The standard will provide minimum criteria to properly design and construct well systems

Following its determination that the National Ground Water Assn. (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, balance, lack of dominance, and consensus.

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May 29, 2014

NGWA Informs Water Well Owners About Flood Threats

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NGWA
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NGWA provides steps to prevent, minimize or recover from well flooding

During this flood season, there are certain things household water well owners should know about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said.

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April 30, 2014

Toughing Out Iron

Iron is one of the Earth’s most plentiful resources, making up at least 5% of its crust. In well water, iron is usually found as ferrous iron, which is in a dissolved state, potentially causing water to appear clear when first drawn from the tap. 

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Oxidizing filters combat problematic iron contamination

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
March 28, 2014
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March 28, 2014
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Breaking New Ground(water)

Many court decisions affecting the well water industry and groundwater resources were considered and decided in 2013. This article will cover some of the most important decisions from the past year.

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Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies

About The Author: 

Margaret Martens is executive director of the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202.625.4387.

Jesse Richardson is lead land use attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law, and policy and research advisor for the Water Systems Council. Richardson can be reached at jessehokie@gmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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