Tag Archives: groundwater

Water Sources

Our population is increasing every day. We as a nation are using more and more water. This makes water conservation more important than ever. People need to understand what the operator goes through and to be aware that the amount … Continue reading

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Continuing Education Opportunity – Groundwater

On Sept. 23 -25, 2014, the Division of Compliance Assistance is offering a three-day groundwater certification school at the DEP Training Center. This three-day, continuing education class will cover various topics that will affect groundwater operators in Kentucky. Topics to … Continue reading

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Oxidation of Iron and Manganese

Iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) in their soluble form are colorless in water. They react with dissolved oxygen or chemical oxidizers in water to form insoluble compounds. These insoluble compounds give water a red or black color causing many customer … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Source Water

Several issues illustrate the importance of protecting our water. In particular, increasing source water protection awareness is necessary. Statistics show that 3.4 million people die each year from water-related diseases. Another 780 million people have no access to clean water. … Continue reading

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What Is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Fracking is mentioned in the news more each day. What is Hydraulic Fracturing and how will it affect operators? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking or fracing, is a well-stimulation process used … Continue reading

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Private Wells

The use of private wells causes me concern for many reasons.  Groundwater levels can fluctuate throughout the year and this can cause the water available from the private well to be of poor quality or even non-existent.  My family used … Continue reading

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How to Calculate the Specific Capacity of a Groundwater Well

When groundwater wells are drilled, the specific capacity of the well must be measured. Drillers must report this number to the state after a new well is installed. When measuring specific capacity, we look at the short-term discharge sustainable discharge … Continue reading

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