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 Association.
Persons can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, via NGWA's website, www.WellOwner.org.
In the "Water Well Construction: What Do I Need to Know?" webinar taking place May 28 at 1 p.m. ET, 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. ET, 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 www.WellOwner.org, 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.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals -- contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers -- is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA's vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
SOURCE: The National Ground Water Association