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USGS Study a Reminder to Well Owners to Test and Maintain Wells Properly

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016—A study released earlier today by the U.S. Geological Survey serves as a reminder to residential well owners that testing and properly maintaining private wells is important to ensure clean, safe drinking water. The study showed…

Corrosive Groundwater Suggests Action by Certain Well Owners to Check Potential Lead Threat

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 13, 2016—Since lead is harmful when consumed by both humans and animals, the National Ground Water Association urges residential…

The Chemistry of Waters that Follow from Fracking: A Case Study

May 11, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

In a study of 13 hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in north-central Pennsylvania, USGS researchers found that the microbiology and organic chemistry…

Water Companies License Two UW-Milwaukee Sensor Technologies

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

April 29, 2015—About 13.2 million households in the United States obtain their water from private wells, a method that offers no assurances of the water’s quality. Testing private wells can be expensive and results can take weeks. But two different types…

New Insight on Vulnerability of Public-Supply Water Wells to Contamination

August 5, 2013 - in Supply, Water

Key factors have been identified that help determine the vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination. A new USGS report describes these factors, providing insight into which contaminants in an aquifer might reach a well and when, how and at what…