Fall 2003 Contents
On Tap Editor Kathy Jesperson writes: One
of our most valuable resources is right beneath our feet and we can’t
even see it. The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” certainly
applies to groundwater.
Groundwater Remediation, Saving the Source-
By Kathy Jesperson, On
wouldn’t go down to the local waterway, dip our cups in, and take
a big drink—there’s no telling what’s in there, right?
But we will drink water that comes directly from a well. Why is that?
well is your well?
By Larry Rader, Environmental Consultant
When it comes to well water, most folks think their water comes from the
ground pure and pristine. But those of us who have operated groundwater
treatment plants can tell a different story.
Me The Money (And How to Manage It) - Environmental
Finance Centers Explain Fiscal Management-
By On Tap Associate Editor, Mark Kemp-Rye
Whether it’s securing funds for major infrastructure projects or
seeking better ways to keep a system solvent, money is at the heart of
many small water system concerns.
Protection: Big Benefits for Small Systems
Nancy Zeilig discusses the value of small water system
Search for a High Yield Well - Kathy Jesperson
writes: It takes a lot
of energy to get water out of the ground and into cities, homes, and farms.
Before a groundwater source can be developed into a community supply,
well performance and aquifer capabilities must be adequately assessed.
Inserts - Tech
By Vipin Bhardwaj, NDWC Engineering Scientist
Preventing Well Contamination-
Wells extract groundwater for use in homes and businesses. Preventing
groundwater contamination is of utmost importance, especially since a
number of factors can contribute to groundwater contamination.
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