Groundwater

Apr 25 2007
Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” This well-known phrase from The Rime of...
Mar 28 2007
When dealing with water treatment of private wells, there are a number of tests that may be needed. Groundwater can vary from one well to another...
Jan 4 2007
Every day, we hear customers ask, “How do I know if my water is safe?” Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer, as each situation’s...
Nov 30 2006
Source waters typically contain a number of contaminants that may affect the purity and quality of bottled water. Failure to effectively treat these...
Nov 2 2006
While water covers about 70% of the earth’s surface and is seemingly abundant, about 97.5% of that water is saltwater from the ocean. This water is...
Oct 5 2006
Each year, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) brings together professionals from all sectors of the groundwater industry to explore and...
Aug 24 2006
WQP: How is increased bottled water taxation (excise, sales and severance taxes) affecting the bottled water industry? Henry R. Hidell, III: The...
May 3 2006
Arsenic is naturally occurring in groundwater in both the arsenite and arsenate forms. Found in rocks, soil, water, air and biota, arsenic’s natural...
Apr 7 2006
As surface water supplies become increasingly polluted and difficult to treat, the use of groundwater continues to increase. Every day, more than 77...
Dec 1 2005
The Boomsnub site in the state of Washington was listed as a Superfund site in 1995. The site consists of two parcels of land, which previously...
Nov 1 2005
WQP: What is the NGWA? Give us a brief overview of the association and its function Kevin McCray: The NGWA, founded in 1948, is the third largest...
Nov 1 2005
Contamination is defined as the introduction of any undesirable physical, chemical or microbiological material into a water source. There are two...
Nov 1 2004
Hydrogen sulfide gas and iron in well water, either together or alone, are known to create problems for homeowners. Obnoxious odors and tastes of...
Oct 8 2004
Currently in the U.S., 283.7 million people obtain their water supply from public water systems, while 42 million have private drinking water...
Jun 29 2004
Would you be surprised if your customers had arsenic levels over 50 parts per billion (ppb) or five times the new maximum contaminant level (MCL)?...
Mar 31 2004
In recent years, chromium became a more talked about contaminant among consumers. It helped that not only was it being covered in news reports, but...
Aug 18 2003
Water chlorination has been one of the greatest innovations of the last century. The technology not only has made our drinking water safe, it has...
May 20 2003
Ozone does not need to be complicated in order to treat small water systems. A small water system consists of one or multiple households on well,...
Nov 19 2002
This column will discuss well ozone water treatment for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Well ozone water treatment systems for...
Oct 24 2002
Stormwater management and its role in the larger challenge of preservation of water quality around the world is an evolving issue. As commercial...