Dried Out

The view out my window as I write is white — the snow is falling quickly and heavily, with up to 8 in. expected by the end of the day. Schools are closed and the chatter around the office is whether the commute home will take two hours or three.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
March 29, 2013
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March 29, 2013
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World Vision, Charity: Water Commit to Water Projects in Malawi

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World Vision U.S.
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More than 20,000 people will benefit from new wells and well rehabilitation

As part of a five-year focus on water and sanitation projects in Malawi, World Vision announced a new partnership with charity: water, specifically targeting needs in communities where less than 50% of the population has access to clean water.

World Vision has a 35-year history of holistic community development work in Malawi, and this partnership will allow a collaborative effort to expand water interventions in many communities.

Publication Date: 
March 7, 2013

Best Practices for Flooded Water Well Disinfection Published

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NGWA
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NGWA develops industry best suggested practice 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 regarding the emergency disinfection of flooded residential water wells.

The BSP, "Residential Water Well Disinfection Following a Flood":

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February 26, 2013

USGS Report Addresses Columbia Plateau Water Levels Drops

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USGS
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Geology, wells, pumping contribute to groundwater level declines

Geologic barriers, the intermixing of water between aquifers through wells, and groundwater pumping contribute to the pattern of declines of groundwater levels in the Columbia Plateau, according to a report published by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Groundwater from the 44,000-sq-mile Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer, a system in decline since the 1970s, is a critical resource for the nearly 1.3 million people in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It also provides irrigation water for the region’s estimated $6-billion-per-year agriculture industry.

Publication Date: 
February 8, 2013

Lapwai School District to Clean Up Inactive Drywell

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U.S.
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EPA orders cleanup to protect nearby public drinking water wells

The Lapwai School District in Lapwai, Idaho, must clean up an inactive drywell contaminated with solvents (trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene) to protect nearby public drinking water wells. The cleanup will be conducted under a legal order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The drywell lies under an asphalt parking lot at the Lapwai School District bus maintenance facility (204 District Road in Lapwai), which is separated from the Lapwai Elementary School by a fence. Two drinking water wells are located about 150 ft northwest of the drywell.

Publication Date: 
January 23, 2013

Legal Baseline Testing Provides Documentation for 'Fracking' Cases

Publication Date: 
January 21, 2013

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Canine Connection

On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.

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Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system

About The Author: 

Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, is owner of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation. McCauley can be reached at tom@tops-vet-rehab.com or 847.548.5007.

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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NGWA Recommends Steps to Take Before Using Flooded Water Wells

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National Ground Water Assn.
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  1. Staying away from flooded well pumps and using bottled water prevent eletrical shock and sickness

In the event of water well flooding due to Hurricane Sandy, owners of household wells should take precautions to make sure their water is safe and the well is in good operating condition, according to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

When the well casing — the vertical pipe that extends above the ground’s surface — is topped by floodwater, it is assumed the well has been flooded. An obvious concern is that floodwater loaded with bacteria, chemicals or other pollutants may have gotten into the well.

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Publication Date: 
October 31, 2012

New Program for Well Water Testing in Drought-Affected Areas

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Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc.
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Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. now offers support for water well owners

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. has expanded its Water Quality Assurance Program to include support for water well owners who need to optimize their water treatment systems during the current drought. The drought has caused water shortages and some water tables to drop in affected areas and decreased water quality. The program provides tests water before and after existing treatment systems and includes recommendations on how to optimize water treatment systems to reduce water waste.

Publication Date: 
October 22, 2012

National Policies Essential for Safe Drinking Water in Rural Africa

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CIGI
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Policy brief outlines necessary actions to ensure safe and clean drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new policy brief recommended how governments, non-state actors and communities in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to meeting the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goal on ensuring safe and clean drinking water.

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September 13, 2012
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National Policies Essential for Safe Drinking Water in Rural Africa