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Fall 2003 Contents

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Groundwater 101- 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 Tap Editor
We 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? Read on...

How 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.

Show 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.

Wellhead Protection: Big Benefits for Small Systems
Nancy Zeilig discusses the value of small water system wellhead protection.

The 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 Brief
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.

News and Notes | Web Resources | Featured Products

Ask the Experts- Experts answered these questions: "What groundwater contaminants or other groundwater problems does your community or system encounter? What are the solutions?"

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