Protect Your Groundwater Day is Sept. 8, 2015
The National Ground Water Assn. encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater, beginning today—Protect Your Groundwater Day.
In the U.S., 39.4% of the population regularly depends on groundwater, and 38.5 million Americans rely on privately owned and operated household water wells for their drinking water supply. Another 87.1 million residents rely on groundwater-supplied community water systems.
The organization received $211,794 of the $1.7 million grant provided to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership
The Water Systems Council has received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance, training, and educational programs to owners of private and small community water wells.
The Water Systems Council (WSC) has received $211,794 of the $1.7 million "Improving Water Quality through Training and Technical Assistance to Private Well Owners" grant provided to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership by the EPA.
The guidelines provide a useful, ongoing reference for those involved in planning or site assessment for a large-scale GHP project
NGWA Press, the publishing arm of the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA), released its newest title, Understanding Hydrogeology and Its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
Researchers found melting snow could produce highly variable results within the top meter of soil
In mountainous regions, snow cover plays a critical role in water supplies. Typically, melting snow meets with three fates. It can run off the surface of the soil. It can evaporate and return moisture to the air. It also can replenish underground water levels. This process is known as groundwater recharge.
The parties responsible for polluting the groundwater at the site will perform and pay for an investigation and study to assess the contamination
The owner, operators and parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield, R.I., have agreed to perform and pay for an investigation and study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, contaminated groundwater at the site.
The companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement involving 16 companies that have agreed to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soils at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, Md., for more than $14.3 million. In addition, the companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the cleanup.
The precautions were put in place following an Aug. 5 toxic waste spill into the Animas River
The public is invited to comment at a meeting on Aug. 19
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the San German Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in San German, Puerto Rico.
The action protects the community from polluted groundwater
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the completion of a water line extension that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses threatened by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund Site in Chester and Washington townships in New Jersey. As a result, those homes and local businesses will no longer need treatment systems.
The initiative is in response to an Aug. 5 mine waste spill into the Animas River
In response to the Aug. 5, 2015, spill of mine waste into the Animas River, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are partnering to test private domestic water supply wells located in the Animas River valley in New Mexico. Testing will identify metals that are of concern in relation to the spill, and other parameters that help in understanding the general quality of well water.