The new water well maintenance guidance will help well owners better know when a professional inspection or service is needed
Homeowners can get the latest guidance on maintaining their household water well systems free online by visiting WellOwner.org, a website of the National Ground Water Assn (NGWA).
Ongoing maintenance of private water wells is the responsibility of the homeowner, yet many well owners are uncertain about how to keep up with water well maintenance. NGWA recommends that all private well owners inform themselves on well maintenance, and use qualified water well system professionals to conduct detailed inspections and service.
The money will be used to respond to and clean petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Oklahoma Corp. Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency also will receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks.
EPA recently strengthened the federal UST requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. The action also strengthened existing requirements to help ensure USTs in the U.S. meet the same release protection standards.
Bacteria could help clean groundwater contaminated by uranium ore processing
A strain of bacteria that "breathes" uranium may hold the key to cleaning up polluted groundwater at sites where uranium ore was processed to make nuclear weapons. A team of Rutgers University scientists and collaborators discovered the bacteria in soil at an old uranium ore mill in Rifle, Colo., approximately 200 miles west of Denver. The site is one of nine such mills in Colorado used during the heyday of nuclear weapons production.
Extensive additional contamination was discovered after the 1996 cleanup plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify a cleanup plan originally issued in 1996 to address soil and groundwater at the AVX property at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site in Cattaraugus County in Olean, N.Y.
Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the U.S. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water.
A public meeting will be held May 28
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund site in Milford and Alexandria Township, N.J. The site includes the 86-acre historic former Milford Mill, which converted paper pulp to paper for 96 years before shutting down in 2003.
Findings characterize the current state of water resources and reveal how water resources have changed in the past
Water availability in the Middle San Pedro Watershed in southeast Arizona is strongly dependent on climate and water use, according to a new water resource assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
The presentation will identify classes of treatment technologies and detail specific technology choices as a function of contaminant reduction efficacy and cost
Peter S. Cartwright, P.E., named the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer, will present “Water Well Contaminants and Treatment Options,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced.
Cartwright, who owns and operates Cartwright Consulting Co. with offices in Minneapolis and the Netherlands, has been in the treatment side of the water industry since 1974.
The lecture explores how the practice of hydrology depends on computer models and discusses new methods for characterizing and monitoring the subsurface
Ty Ferré, Ph.D., professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
The data behind the website include more than 23,000 individual water-level measurements from more than 250 wells
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently launched the Upper Klamath Basin Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring website to provide information on groundwater conditions in the upper Klamath Basin. The website provides a single source for water users, resource managers and the general public to view up-to-date groundwater-level monitoring data collected by multiple agencies in Oregon and California.