Locating and Monitoring Private Domestic Wells to Improve Public Health

Monday, December 4, 2017: 3:30 p.m.
101 AB (Music City Center)
Fran Kremer, PhD , ORD, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH
James Weaver, Ph D , Office of Research and Development, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Ada, OK
Andrew Murray , ORISE, CIncinnati, OH

Private domestic wells are a source of drinking water for 15 percent of the US population. These water sources have little to no water quality monitoring but potentially significant health impacts. An approach has been developed to improve methods for estimating areas with high reliance on private domestic water wells, from a national to local scale. To address the potential for point source contamination, a GID application has been developed to relate sources to receptors. Additionally, a pilot is being developed to crowdsource data using citizen science to: monitor water quality in wells, including the use of sensors; input data in a geospatial platform; assess potential sources of contamination; develop recommendations to limit well contamination. This will provide useful temporal and spatial data on localized and watershed-level impacts to this drinking water source. The data will not only assist homeowners in protecting their water supply but also provide key data for local, state, and federal agencies in improving watershed management and public health.

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Fran Kremer, PhD, ORD, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH
Serve as the Senior Science Advisor in the Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency. Research focused on improving management of contaminated sites to protect water and land resources.

James Weaver, Ph D, Office of Research and Development, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Ada, OK
Dr. James Weaver has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development for over 25 years, both at the Ecosystems Research Division in Athens, Georgia and the Ground Water Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma.

Andrew Murray, ORISE, CIncinnati, OH
Development of GIS approaches to improve spatial data on ground water resources and contaminant sources affecting ground water quality.

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