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It's All In Your Water 2013 Edition Reverse Osmosis - WQ1047
Reverse osmosis is a proven technology. One of the better known uses of RO is the removal of salt from seawater. Household RO units typically deliver small amounts (2 to 5 gallons per day) of treated water and waste three to seven times the amount of water treated.
Located in Home & Farm
Environmental Impacts of Brine (Produced Water) (R1850)
Brine, or produced water, is a byproduct of oil and gas production. It consists of water from the geologic formation, injection water, oil and salts. Brine has a high salt concentration, and the ions of the salts negatively affect the site's soil and vegetation, impairing its ability to produce crops and forage. The goal of brine spill remediation is to remove or minimize salts in the soil.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Planning To Irrigate: A Checklist - AE92
Installing an irrigation system on a piece of land requires a great deal of planning and a significant financial investment.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Sump Pump Questions - AE1573
For many homeowners the first line of defense against water in the basement is a sump with a pump in it. The sump may be connected to drain tile that drains the footings of the house, under the entire basement, or just the area where the sump is located. Many houses have tiling installed only around a portion of the house. The water that drains into the sump must be removed, and this is accomplished with a sump pump.
Located in Landing Pages / Home & Farm
Water Quality of Runoff From Beef Cattle Feedlots - WQ1667
Runoff from feedlot may cause surface and groundwater pollution. Knowledge of runoff quality from beef cattle feedlot pens would be useful to design effective management practices to protect water quality. The objective of this bulletin is to share runoff quality measurements from three beef cattle feedlot pen surfaces under North Dakota management and climatic conditions.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Managing Saline Soils in North Dakota - SF1087
Saline soils have salt levels high enough that either crop yields begin to suffer or cropping is impractical. Excessive salts injure plants by disrupting the uptake of water into roots and interfering with the uptake of competitive nutrients. Several factors contribute to the development of saline soils in North Dakota, but a high water table is a prime requirement. Recognizing how and why salts accumulate is the first step in farming profitably on land interspersed with saline soils. Preventing further encroachment of salinity and addressing remediation strategies are other steps.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
A Guide to Plugging Abandoned Wells - AE966
This publication provides a guide on how to properly abandon unused wells with example problems. Abandoned wells can provide a direct link for contaminants to enter the groundwater plus the larger wells can be a safety hazard. Used by both NRCS and ND Health Department.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Drinking Water Quality: Testing and Interpreting Your Results - WQ1341
This publication will answer the following questions: • What should your water be tested for? • What samples do I need? • Where can I have my water tested? • How do I interpret my results? • How do I correct my problem?
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
What's Wrong With My Water? Choosing the Right Test - WQ1352
Households using municipal or rural water supplies can depend on the utility to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for maximum levels of contaminants. An annual report is distributed to the users. Private well owners are not monitored by government agencies. This means the owner must take responsibility for the condition of the system. Routine testing establishes a water-quality record. If a contaminant problem develops, correlating the cause is easier if you keep a water-quality record.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Oil and Fuel Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program - WQ1486
The goal of the SPCC program is the prevention of oil spills into navigable waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. By May 10, 2013, certain farms and other facilities must have an SPCC plan to prevent oil spills and a plan for cleanup and mitigation following a spill. If a farm or facility meets the defi nition of this regulation, it must have a plan.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
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