Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Fluoride in Residential

Presented on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This 30-minute online presentation summarizes the key steps in assessing and mitigating fluoride presence in residential water well systems. Based on the NGWA-produced industry best practices document for Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Fluoride in Residential Water Well Systems, topics covered include:

• Description of fluoride in groundwater
• Geologic and land-use settings and their relation to fluoride concentration
• Well location and construction methodologies related to fluoride
• Groundwater analyses and treatment options for fluoride in water wells.

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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