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Publication Using Electrical Conductivity and Total Dissolved Solids Meters to Field Test Water Quality
An electrical conductivity or total dissolved solids meter is a quick method to estimate total dissolved solids in water and determine water quality.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-pdb Baseline Water Quality in Areas of Oil Development
This publication describes private water supply protection in oil development areas and legal implications and what tests are needed for legal protection.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication text/texmacs Drinking Water Quality: Testing and Interpreting Your Results
This publication will help people test private drinking water supplies and interpret results.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication ECMAScript program How to Assess for Nitrogen Problems in Water Resources
Over the years, scientists have come to realize that accurately predicting nitrogen (N) problems in water resources depends on knowledge of the interaction among many factors. It is a complicated process that we have not yet mastered, but we do know that some factors consistently exert significant control over the processes that affect N mobility, availability, and accessibility. Determining the value of these factors and combining those values into a single value assigned to a specific geographic area is the basis for assessment.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-genbank Water Quality and Nitrogen
Monitoring studies conducted at national and state levels show that nitrogen (N) concentrations in groundwater exceed health standards more often than other common contaminants, such as pesticides.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Protecting Groundwater from Pesticide Contamination
The North Dakota State Management Plan for Pesticides and Groundwater outlines the strategy to prevent degradation of groundwater by pesticides while protecting the beneficial uses of pesticides. The plan follows guidelines outlined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is approved by the agencies with roles in the plan. EPA requires states to have this plan as well as approved management plans for each pesticide the EPA determines to be a contamination threat to groundwater.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Environmental Implications of Excess Fertilizer and Manure on Water Quality
When nutrients and other pollutants associated with animal manures and commercial fertilizers are not managed properly, they can affect plant and animal life (including humans) negatively. Some of these impacts include algae blooms causing the depletion of oxygen in surface waters, pathogens and nitrates in drinking water, and the emission of odors and gases into the air.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication A Guide to Plugging Abandoned Wells
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 Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Iron and Manganese Removal
Small amounts of iron or manganese can affect the taste or become an aesthetic problem in your home. This publication is intended to explain how these minerals may affect you and what the treatment options are.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Working to Avoid Nitrogen Contamination
Activities of human beings have changed the balance of nitrogen (N) on the planet. Burning fossil fuels for energy, intensive use of land to grow food, and disposal of organic wastes have an effect on the N cycle. Studying the influence of our activities on the N cycle helps us understand the consequences of changing the balance of N in the environment.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
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