Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Iron and Manganese in Residential Water Well Systems

Presented on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This 30-minute online presentation provides a basic overview of procedures for successful mitigation of iron and manganese in water well systems. Based on the NGWA-produced industry best practices document for Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Iron and Manganese in Residential Water Well Systems, topics covered in this brown bag session include:
  • Background related to iron and manganese in groundwater and health effects
  • Guidance regarding geologic conditions and land-use settings related to iron and manganese
  • Well location and construction methodologies related to concentrations of iron and manganese
  • Information on groundwater sampling and treatment options.

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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