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Free webinars on well construction, hydraulic fracturing


May 12, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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May 12, 2014, Westerville, OH – 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.

May 12, 2014, Westerville, OH – 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.

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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, ground water protection and well
flooding are also available on the website, 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, ground water protection,
well construction, and well flooding.