Serving Your Needs . . . Online

Published On: March 31, 2017By Categories: Editor's Note

Our goal at Water Well Journal for more than 70 years has been to serve the needs of water well system professionals. We feel like we’ve done so, providing detailed information on techniques, safety, regulations, and more so you can provide water to millions of people every day around the world.

In today’s fast-paced world, though, sharing this critical content once a month is simply not enough. That’s why WWJ created a robust social media presence years ago. On a daily basis, we share news and links to industry-related information on WWJ’s Twitter and Facebook feeds followed by thousands of professionals.

And we’re doing more.

We recently upgraded our website,, which I encourage you to go and review today. Right there on the home page, in a user-friendly layout, you will find a link to the digital issue—but also an area where industry news will be added as it comes to us.

Remember to bookmark the site so you can check it out on a regular basis. When we find something important to you and your business, we’re going to post it right away.

There are also separate sections where users can download complete HTML versions of the journal’s feature stories and columns written by industry experts.

The website is a new look for WWJ and I know you’ll like it.

The articles are not just separated as features or columns, though. They are also housed in an area under eight industry topic headings: Business management. Drilling. Geothermal technology. Groundwater quality. Pumps and water systems. Rules and regulations. Safety. Well rehabilitation. This will enable you to get a wealth of information on a specific subject in a short time.

In the coming months you will see more and more content as we add important articles from past issues. You will also begin seeing “web-only” features such as video or extra images and articles related to content in the print issues.

Finally, the website is the place to go when you need to make your next purchase. Along with an area housing the NGWA buyers guide and WWJ’s pumps directory and heavy equipment directory, there is an online classified section.

This section features the classified advertising in WWJ, but you can see it online before it appears in print. The advertising is added to the website within days of us getting it, a win for the company posting the ad and a win for you when you need something right away.

The website is a new look for WWJ and I know you’ll like it. The reason I know is the goal behind the new format. It’s the same goal the publication had more than 70 years ago—to serve your needs as water well system professionals.

Thad PlumleyThad Plumley is the editor of WWJ and director of information products at the National Ground Water Association. He can be reached at and on Twitter @WaterWellJournl.

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