May 13, 2014

NGWA Hosts Free Webinars for Water Well Owners

NGWA will host two webinars on well construction and hydraulic fracturing

NGWA Water Well Owners Webinars Well Construction Hydraulic Fracturing

Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

People can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), via NGWA's website.

In the "Water Well Construction: What Do I Need to Know?" webinar taking place May 28 at 1 p.m. EDT, participants will learn some basics about water well construction and practical steps to take in having a water well system installed. The presenter is Jeffrey W. Williams, MGWC, CVCLD, vice president of Spafford & Sons Water Wells in Vermont.

The "Testing Your Well Water in Proximity to Hydraulic Fracturing" webinar, June 11 at 1 p.m. EDT, will provide participants with guidelines for conducting baseline testing of their well water before hydraulic fracturing activity and post-hydraulic fracturing water testing. The webinar also will explain the hydraulic fracturing process, some of the chemicals used, and how some states are approaching it. The presenter is Dr. Robert Puls, director of the Oklahoma Water Survey and former technical lead of EPA's "Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources."

Free recorded webinars on well water testing, water treatment, well maintenance, groundwater protection and well flooding are also available on, as well as free online lessons covering what to test water for, how to get and interpret a test, water treatment, arsenic, bacteria, nitrate, radon, well maintenance, groundwater protection, well construction and well flooding.