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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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.

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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

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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.

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March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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Online Lessons Help Well Owners Protect Water Quality

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Four new, free online lessons are available on the National Ground Water Assn. website

Four new, free online lessons are available to household water well owners at the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) website, www.wellowner.org.

The lessons were developed by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well owners can register by going to www.wellowner.org or using the links below:

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February 13, 2014

Guidance Issued on Residential Water Well Methane Reduction

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NGWA
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Proper construction and regular maintenance are important to reducing risks to groundwater

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) issued a new best suggested practice (BSP) for dealing with methane gas in residential water well systems.

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November 22, 2013

Well Water Industry Gains Legal Victory in Georgia

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Water Systems Council
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Ordinance that prohibits drilling of wells within city limits declared unconstitutional

The Superior Court of Washington County has found a city of Sandersville, Ga., ordinance that prohibits drilling of wells within its city limits unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the court found that a private landowner has, under the Georgia and U.S. constitutions, the right to drill a well on his or her property subject only to the government’s reasonable rules and regulations looking to the protection, safety and health of its citizens.

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November 21, 2013
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Well Water Industry Gains Legal Victory in Georgia

Water Systems Council Names New Executive Director

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Margaret Martens has more than 25 years of experience working in nonprofit management

The Water Systems Council (WSC) named Margaret Martens as executive director.

Martens joined WSC in 2010 and had previously served as public education coordinator and program director. She has more than 25 years of experience working in nonprofit management, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, program development and implementation, marketing and education, fundraising, financial management, grant management and policy development.

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November 15, 2013

NGWA Provides Guidance on Hydrogen Sulfide

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New best suggested practice developed for water well system professionals

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) has developed an industry best suggested practice (BSP) for water well system professionals to use on how to deal with problematic concentrations of hydrogen sulfide in residential water well systems.

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November 13, 2013