Awards will be presented during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in December
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) congratulated the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
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.
EPA funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) $131,843, to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. EPA has delegated authority to OCC to administer and enforce the underground injection control (UIC) program in Oklahoma. The funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements and for shutting down wells when pollution has occurred.
Groundwater reliance has led to a decline in water level in the metropolitan area, according to two U.S. Geological Survey reports
Groundwater pumping has produced significant changes in water levels below some parts of the Albuquerque metropolitan area, according to two new reports published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Water reclamation, transport project would provide large, sustainable source of water
The Augustin Plains Ranch LLC (APR) has submitted its application for a permit to pump, reclaim and then transport 54,000 acre-ft of water per year (AFY) from its location near Datil, N.M., to those Rio Grande River communities that are most in need.
EPA awards more than $144,000 to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $144,554 to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department to operate and implement its Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. The UIC program helps protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination by regulating the construction and operation of injection wells.
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.
An underground storage tank at the Petersburg Deli Inc. will now be monitored and inspected
An underground storage tank (UST) at the Petersburg Deli Inc., in Petersburg, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations.
The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection equipment on a 6,000-gal UST that stores kerosene will help prevent soil and groundwater contamination. The inspections will also help reduce the need for costly cleanups from accidental leaks.
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.
USPS certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are in compliance with UST regulations
Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations.