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New USGS Circular - Factors Affecting Public-Supply-Well Vulnerability to Contamination

08-05-2013

New USGS findings on factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water–Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program has released new information from a 10 year study of factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination.
The report describes why it is important to understand the sources of recharge water for a well, the geochemical conditions encountered by water drawn into a well, the mixture of waters of different ages...

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Webinar on Onsite Systems

08-01-2013

 Next Thursday, there will be an MOU webinar titled ““Assisting Families and Protecting Public Health - How Arkansas is utilizing HUD grants for onsite systems repair and EPA’s SepticSmart to Educate.” 
 The webinar will be held on August 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/956329898
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EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

06-28-2013

 EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
 EPA has released a model program for onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help states more effectively prevent nutrients from entering the Bay from onsite or septic systems, which will improve water quality. When properly designed, sited and maintained, decentralized systems like septic systems can treat wastewater effectively and protect surface water and groundwater. Inadequately treated sewage from...

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Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

06-25-2013

Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

 
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SOURCE Program on Water Issues, Munk School, University of Toronto
New report, expert panels and NASA satellite photos show need to map, monitor...

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Arizona Posts Results of Initial Groundwater Governance Survey

05-21-2013

 Arizona Posts Results of Initial Groundwater Governance Survey
Below are two links for reviewing the state-level groundwater governance initial survey.  Results have been posted to:

  •  https://wrrc.arizona.edu/groundwater;
  • were presented at a meeting in The Hague in March by Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D., Director, Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona
  • will be presented at the annual AWRA meeting in Portland

This 5+ minute interview,...

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