Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

May 20, 2014

Water well and testing Webinars will be shown

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Registration is open for two free Webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association, according to a press release.

Persons can register for the Webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, via its Web site,

In the “Water Well Construction: What Do I Need to Know?” Webinar taking place May 28 at 1 p.m., participants will learn some basics about water well construction and practical steps to take in having a water well system installed. The presenter is Jeffrey Williams, vice president of Spafford & Sons Water Wells, Vermont.

The “Testing Your Well Water in Proximity to Hydraulic Fracturing” Webinar, June 11 at 1 p.m., will provide participants with guidelines for conducting baseline testing of their well water before hydraulic fracturing activity and post-hydraulic fracturing water testing. It will also explain the hydraulic fracturing process, some of the chemicals used and how some states are approaching it. The presenter is Dr. Robert Puls, Oklahoma Water Survey director and former technical lead of EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources.

Free recorded Webinars on well water testing, water treatment, well maintenance, groundwater protection and well flooding are also available on, as well as free online lessons covering what to test water for, how to get and interpret a test, water treatment, arsenic, bacteria, nitrate, radon, well maintenance, groundwater protection, well construction and well flooding.