Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Boron in Residential Water Well Systems

Presented on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This half-hour online presentation outlines effective practices for mitigating the presence of boron in water well systems. Based on the NGWA-produced industry best suggested practice document for Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Boron in Residential Water Well Systems, topics covered include:
  • Presence of boron in groundwater and related health effects
  • Geologic and land-use settings related to boron
  • Well location and construction methodologies where boron in anticipated or encountered

Groundwater analyses and treatment options for boron.

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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