Water Well Journal

August 2015

Water Well Journal

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"As a well sits idle, it can degrade much like an abandoned well and potentially present a safety hazard , as well as become a direct conduit for contamination of a wellfield or source aquifer." Kathleen Wiseman, in "Inactive and Seasonally Idled Wells", page 25 August PUNCH LIST The September issue of Water Well Journal focuses on water conservation and green technology. Among the feature stories will be one on well design for drought and climate change and another on water injection wells in times of drought. Geologic sample retention for these wells is a relatively inexpensive insurance policy against future unforeseen problems that may arise. Raymond L. Straub Jr., PG, in "Retaining Geologic Samples", page 32 Groundwater is the world's most extracted raw material with withdrawal rates currently in the estimated range of 982 km 3 /year . . . Globally, about 38% of irrigated lands are equipped for irrigation with groundwater. Jean Margat and Jac van der Gun, in Groundwater around the World "The rusting process is like a slow fire . If you can get to it early and neutralize it, a piece of equipment can last a long, long time." Chad Grignon, in "Combating Corrosion", page 28 Inexperienced or untrained workers can make the fatal mistake of thinking it just takes common sense, or the ability to drive a car, to operate a forklift. Alexandra Walsh, in "Forklift Safety Should Be a Priority", page 42 Disinfection is used as a means of reducing the bacterial community and limiting the potential for pathogenic organisms to exist within the well—not to clean the well. Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, in "Disinfecting New and Existing Wells", page 21 68 August 2015 WWJ waterwelljournal.com

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