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Groundwater in the News
Study Presents New Insights About the Depletion of the World's Groundwater Storages
Previous studies on groundwater storage came to the conclusion that large aquifer systems are constantly depleting as a result of persistent human induced water drainage. However, new research reports that the water storages have not subsided to the rate that these studies suggest....
Nearly 729,000 Households On Wells Potentially Affected By Flooding In Early 2020
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) reports nearly 729,000 households relying on wells were potentially affected in counties with flooding in 10 states during a series of late winter/early spring 2020 storms...
How Michigan Reduced Industrial Discharges of PFAS
At least 2,500 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an updated EWG analysis of government data. But one state has seen substantial drops in industrial PFAS discharges: Michigan...
Supreme Court Ruling on Hawaii Case has “Potential” Impacts to Michigan Groundwater
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act requires a permit for discharges into navigable waters from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Great Lakes, as well as a few rivers in Michigan, are considered navigable, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Prepare and Protect Your Private Wells for Extreme Weather
According to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), more than 750,000 private wells were affected by hurricanes and flooding last year. As flooding and drought continue to be concerns in 2020, the NGWA urges all private well owners to prepare water wells for the potential of extreme weather conditions moving forward...
Groundwater, Wells, and Coronavirus: COVID-19 is not a reason by itself for home treatment systems and bottled water.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (officially known as SARS-CoV-2 but referred to here as the COVID-19 virus) has not been detected in drinking water in either private wells or public drinking water systems...
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