Hydrofracturing & The Environment

Hydrofracturing is not a new concept—in fact, it has been utilized by the gas and oil industries in the U.S. since the 1940s. Thanks to increased media attention, however, many are led to believe that this is a new technology developed specifically for the extraction of natural gas.  

Deck: 

Evaluating gas drilling’s effects on groundwater and air quality

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial Advisory Board. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23121

A Growing Focus on Groundwater

In recent days, groundwater has been gaining attention. Increased hydraulic fracturing operations have caused controversy over potential methane gas contamination. Reports indicate that groundwater aquifers, especially in the drought-prone southwestern U.S., are being depleted more quickly than they can be recharged. Surveys, like the one recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reveal that contaminants such as arsenic are widespread in the nation’s water wells.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23116

Emergency Preparedness

As I write this, the U.S. is in the wake of two natural disasters: the earthquake that rocked the East Coast on Aug. 23 and Hurricane Irene, which spun its way from the Carolinas to Canada just a few days later.

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
October 26, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23087

Water Quality: A Selling Point

Private wells are largely unregulated, and the task of ensuring safety is usually left up to the homeowner. A handful of states have regulations requiring a water test on a private well when the property is sold or a new well is drilled. While not every state has regulations, there may be testing requirements at the county or township level for real estate transactions or certificates of occupancy.

Testing Options

Deck: 

Benefits of comprehensive water testing for homes with well water

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business unit manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial dvisory Board. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22681

Going Public: Water Quality Issues

USGS study unlocks new findings on contaminants

About The Author: 

Patricia J. Toccalino and Jessica A. Hopple are hydrologists for the USGS. Toccalino can be reached at ptocca@usgs.gov. Hopple can be reached at jahopple@usgs.gov.

Activation Date: 
November 23, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22322

Preventing, Maintaining & Saving

A closer look at preventative well maintenance systems

About The Author: 

Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies, Inc. Mansuy can be reached at 816.221.7770 or by e-mail at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com.

Activation Date: 
October 28, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21210

Measuring Well Performance

A closer look at well performance and capacity

About The Author: 

Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies, Inc. Mansuy can be reached at 816.221.7770 or by e-mail at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 16, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20670

Effective Well Maintenance

Proper well maintenance is essential to ensure maximum efficiency while keeping costs to a minimum

About The Author: 

Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies, Inc. Mansuy can be reached at 816.221.7770 or by e-mail at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 10, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20279

Testing: Onsite, Laboratory or Both?

Deciding when, where and how to test well water

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is general products group manager for National Testing Labs. Metzger is a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial Advisory Board. She can be reached at 800.458.3330 or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
October 24, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19752

Oxidation Revelation

New system successfully removes iron from problem water

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
November 9, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18652