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Arizona Well Owners' Guide to Water SupplyArtiola, Janick; Uhlman, Kristine; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2009)This well owners guide presents detailed sections to assist the reader in becoming familiar with water quality concepts, drinking water guidelines and water testing. The reader can also become familiar with Arizona specific aquifers, conditions and activities that determine ground water quality. Well owners can also review and become familiar with well construction, components and maintenance needed for the safe and proper function of their wells. Finally, a section on water treatment technologies and selection, based on water quality conditions is presented. Well owners will be able to refer to this section for the selection of water treatments, should they choose to improve the water quality of their wells. Includes numerous illustrations.
Arsenic in Arizona Ground Water -- Source and Transport CharacteristicsUhlman, Kristine; Water Resources Research Center (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2008-05)Following on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Arsenic Rule" decision to require public water systems to lower the allowable arsenic content in drinking water from 50 parts per billion (ppb) to 10 ppb by January 23, 2006, private well owners across the state have realized the importance of testing their own water supply for arsenic. Under Arizona law, it is the sole responsibility of the private well owner to determine the quality (potability) of their private well water. This article discusses the geologic prevelance of arsenic across the state, and options available to the well owner to address this water quality concern. Expected to be the first in a 3-part series on ground water quality issues common in Arizona.
Well Owners' Guide to Ground Water Resources in Yavapai CountyUhlman, Kristine; Hill, Rachel; Water Resources Research Center (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2008-03)Limited information is available to the County Extension offices to address common concerns of water supply in rural Arizona. In addition, in the more metropolitan areas of the state, little is understood about water resources. This project is proposed to provide a ten to twelve page primer on water resources on a county-by-county basis, beginning with Yavapai County.