Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Nitrates in Residential Water Well Systems

Presented on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This half-hour online presentation provides solutions for mitigating problematic levels of nitrates in residential water well systems. Based on the NGWA-developed industry best practices document, Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Nitrates in Residential Water Well Systems, the presentation includes:
  • Information regarding the presence of nitrates and health effects of elevated levels of nitrates
  • Geologic conditions and land-use effects on nitrate concentrations
  • Well location and construction related to nitrate concentrations
  • Groundwater analyses and treatment options for elevated levels of nitrates.

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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