Pumps

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This pump line features heavy-duty cast-iron construction, high-efficiency design and hassle-free setup. Professional pumps have 360-degree float protection and high-efficiency motors. XD pumps have a non-wicking cord to prevent water from entering the motor, and the top-suction design reduces clogging and eliminates air lock, as well as the need to drill weep holes. Sump pumps have snap action switches, and backup pump systems have microprocessor controllers with proprietary algorithms for accurate status reporting and battery charging.

EPA Encourages Public Comment on New Jersey Superfund Site Plan

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U.S. EPA
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EPA will hold a public meeting to explain the proposed plan at the Cinnaminson Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that no further action is needed to address two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, N.J. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two landfills.

Publication Date: 
May 1, 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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Publication Date: 
April 30, 2014

XRI, SkyTEM Partner to Deliver Water Exploration Solutions

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SkyTEM Surveys
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Solutions will focus on acquisition, modeling and characterization of groundwater resources

Exploration Resources International Geophysics LLC (XRI) and SkyTEM Surveys have partnered to combine advanced methodology and technology for the exploration of water resources. As the world increasingly consumes water, management of these resources requires appropriate, reliable and timely information to ensure water is available when and where it is needed. This collaboration brings together expertise to help deliver solutions focused on the acquisition, modeling and characterization of groundwater resources.

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2014

Water Innovations Showcased at World Water Day Event

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Lifewater Drilling Technology
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Lifewater Drilling Technology is recognized for the LDT 360 Cable Tool Drill Rig

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Water Partnership celebrated World Water Day by displaying 28 American-developed water technologies designed to address global water challenges in developing countries. These technologies were part of the USTech H2.0 event held March 21 in Washington, D.C. One of the innovations selected was the LDT 360 cable tool drill rig offered by Lifewater Drilling Technology of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Publication Date: 
April 16, 2014

Rowland Heights, Calif., Taps New Source of Water

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Rowland Water District
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Potable groundwater supply is a first in district's history

Rowland Water District (RWD) marked a significant first: the first new groundwater source since the district was formed more than 60 years ago. The groundwater supply comes from the Central Basin area of southeast Los Angeles County, and was developed through a partnership with La Habra Heights County Water District, Walnut Valley Water District and Orchard Dale Water District.

Publication Date: 
April 1, 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
Activation Date: 
March 28, 2014
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Groundwater Awareness Week Grows in 16th Year

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Nearly 400 websites promoted the event, which took place March 9 to 15

While it is said groundwater is “out of sight and out of mind” for many people, that is becoming less true as the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) National Groundwater Awareness Week continues to grow in reach and impact each year.

Nearly 400 websites — a record number — promoted the 16th edition of Groundwater Awareness Week, held March 9 to 15.

In Illinois alone, at least 10 county health departments promoted groundwater awareness to constituents, including Lake County, which offered discounted water tests to well owners.

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Publication Date: 
March 26, 2014

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.

Something Fishy

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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
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2014
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NGWA Offers Certified Groundwater Professional Designation

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The new designation signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is accepting applications for its new Certified Groundwater Professional (CGWP) designation, which signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects.

The new program, revamped from a previous version that started in 1986, requires both professional experience and continuing education. The following core competencies ensure that the applicant has a diverse background in groundwater and sufficient skills to earn the designation:

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Publication Date: 
March 14, 2014