Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Perchlorate in Residential Water Well Systems

Presented on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This half-hour presentation concisely describes the essential procedures of the NGWA-produced industry best suggested practice document Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Perchlorate in Residential Water Well Systems. Areas covered include:

•Occurrence of perchlorate in groundwater and the health effects of ingestion
•Geologic conditions and land-use settings associated with perchlorate presence
•Well location and construction methodologies related to perchlorate
•Techniques for mitigating perchlorate after well drilling operations

Groundwater analyses and treatment options for perchlorate.

Jessica Rhoads
National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH
Jessica Rhoads is the NGWA industry practices administrator. In her third year with the Association, Rhoads coordinates the development of industry standards and best suggested practices, as well as the NGWA Voluntary Certification Program. Prior to joining NGWA, she was an intern with the Ohio Geological Survey at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Rhoads earned a B.A. in professional geology from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she was awarded the Robert E. Shanklin Distinguished Scholar Award in Geology. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, national honor society for the Earth sciences, and the Ohio Society of Association Executives.
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