News & Updates

GWPC/NGWA Release HF Brochure for Water Well Owners


The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) are making available a water-testing brochure for household water well owners living near oil or gas development and completion activities, including hydraulic fracturing. The brochure walks water well owners through how to go about getting their water tested prior to oil and gas activities to establish baseline water quality. It then provides guidelines for retesting the water after oil and gas development and completion activities. Addressed in the brochure are issues such as “chain-of-...

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Decentralized Wastewater Webcast Series


THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 • 1:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M. ET.
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Decentralized wastewater treatment systems can protect the environment, public health, and water quality in homes and communities by: providing reliable wastewater treatment; providing a highly-effective wastewater treatment method which reduces conventional pollutants, nutrients,...

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GWPC Releases New Website Design


Welcome to our New Website

The Groundwater Protection Council recently released approved designs for our new website. The new design includes a shift in overall look and feel, but also incorporates additional functionality.

You’ll recognize previously existing content on our projects and programs.  We’ve also added new content under the Programs section.

We’re not done yet.  Now that we’ve gone live, staff will be working over the next few months to port all of the content from the old site here to the new one.  This includes...

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U.S. EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water Resources


U.S. EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water Resources
EPA’s report concludes that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances and identifies factors that influence these impacts

December 13, 2016

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources...

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UIC and the SDWA 40th Anniversary


40 Years of Groundwater Protection – Underground Injection Control and the Safe Drinking Water Act
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in December 1974 and this year we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the legislation designed to protect drinking water sources for the nation. The Act also provided for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program to protect underground sources of drinking water from injection and subsurface disposal of waste and fluids.  
Groundwater provides over one-third of our drinking water supply. More than 98% of our rural...

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