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.

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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.

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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.

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March 28, 2014
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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.

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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.

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March 21, 2014
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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

Online Lessons Help Well Owners Protect Water Quality

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NGWA
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Four new, free online lessons are available on the National Ground Water Assn. website

Four new, free online lessons are available to household water well owners at the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) website, www.wellowner.org.

The lessons were developed by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well owners can register by going to www.wellowner.org or using the links below:

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February 13, 2014

Cleanup Settlement Protects Drinking Water in Calif.

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EPA
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EPA oversees removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater at Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an $11 million settlement for contamination at the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund site in Rialto, Calif. The site was formerly known as the B.F. Goodrich Superfund site, but EPA changed the name as part of a prior agreement with a major settling party.

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February 5, 2014

EPA Reaches Settlement to Clean California Groundwater

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EPA
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CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. will treat contaminated groundwater in Mountain View, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. to complete the remaining groundwater contamination cleanup at the CTS Printex Inc. Superfund site in Mountain View, Calif.

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February 3, 2014

EPA Settlement Protects Soil, Groundwater in Virginia

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U.S. EPA
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EPA settled violations of underground storage tank regulations at three Virginia military bases

In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have settled alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at three Virginia military bases: Fort Pickett, in Blackstone; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, near Newport News; and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Norfolk.

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January 29, 2014