The USGS releases reports describing plan to collect groundwater data and providing information from groundwater quality samples
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is making available two reports related to groundwater quality and quality control, and well yield data for two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyo. The first USGS report describes the sampling and analysis plan that was developed to collect groundwater data. A second report provides the raw data and information from the groundwater quality samples.
The Watersafe test kit provides a quick, accurate and affordable way to test drinking water quality. These user-friendly kits test for 10 parameters: bacteria, pesticides, lead, nitrates, nitrites, pH, chlorine, iron, copper and hardness. They provide immediate results, and require no power, incubation, sample preparation or special storage.
The Chemitec line of sensors and analyzers tests for parameters including ph/ORP, conductivity, turbidity and suspended solids. It also provides monitoring of peracetic acid and disinfectants such as chlorine, ozone and chlorine dioxide. An electronic storefront has been designed specifically to provide the convenience, ease and rapid delivery of Internet-based transactions.
The report recommends monitoring surface and subsurface water quantity and quality
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) applauded a new report that urges building the National Ground Water Monitoring Network to help ensure America’s critical need for sufficient water supplies.
This week, the American Geosciences Institute released, “Critical Needs for the Twenty-First Century: The Role of Geosciences.” Providing sufficient supplies of water is one of eight critical needs identified in the report.
Story spurs state inquiry, inspires donations of water to residents
The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced that Erich Schwartzel and Julia Rendleman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have won the September Sidney Award for “Fouled Waters,” a three-month investigation into a mysterious blight on the water supply of the Woodlands, a small Pennsylvania town surrounded by natural gas wells.
Elevated levels of arsenic, iron and manganese prompted the Resort Village of Kannata Valley in Saskatchewan, Canada — a community of 149 households situated on the north shore of Last Mountain Lake, approximately 50 km northwest of Regina — to seek a treatment solution for its drinking water. The community water system is served by an artesian well that provides drinking water for approximately 250 residents. In November 2009, AdEdge Water Technologies LLC was selected by the community to supply an arsenic, iron, manganese and turbidity treatment system.
Canadian community implements efficient contaminant removal
The resin removes hexavalent chromium from groundwater
ResinTech Inc. received the Water Quality Assn.’s Gold Seal of approval for its chromate-selective resin, ResinTech SIR-700. ResinTech SIR-700 now meets NSF/ANSI-61: Drinking Water System Components — Health Effects for use in all potable water applications.
SOR has achieved the IP68 rating in up to 100 ft of continuous submersion for the 805PT electronic pressure transmitter. The transmitter will provide precision depth measurements in liquid applications such as well monitoring, groundwater and surface water measurement, as well as municipal and industrial applications. It comes with a three-year warranty.
Foundation hopes to raise $3 million over 18 months
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has launched a major fundraising campaign to underwrite national and international groundwater projects.
“This is the first major campaign the foundation has undertaken in nearly 16 years. Our ultimate goal is to raise at least $3 million over the next 18 months,” said Steve Schneider, MGWC, president of NGWREF. Schneider stressed that 100% of funds raised will go to foundation programs.