Household water well owners near oil and gas development and completion activities, including hydraulic fracturing, can get guidance about water testing from a new brochure produced by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).

The brochure can be downloaded from the “Water Quality” section of NGWA’s website,

“This brochure provides simple, clear guidance to well owners. That’s what many well owners say they want,” says NGWA public awareness director Cliff Treyens. “By also making the brochure available to state agencies and other groups, NGWA and GWPC can get this information to a wide audience of private well owners in oil- and gas-producing states.”