Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in Residential Water Well Systems

Presented on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

During this half-hour online presentation, you will learn comprehensive steps for dealing with hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide in water wells. This presentation is an overview of the NGWA-produced industry best suggested practice document Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in Residential Water Well Systems. Topics covered include:
  • Health and safety issues related to hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide
  • Geologic settings and man-made sources of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide
  • Well location and construction methodologies for mitigating hydrogen sulfide
  • Well operations and interactions with sulfide compounds
  • Groundwater analyses and treatment methods related to hydrogen sulfide, sulfate-reducing bacteria, and sulfur dioxide.

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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