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Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Drinking water

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Water Quality Of Groundwater In Six Counties In Western Colorado: Evaluating Drinking Water Hazards And Developing Public Tools To Disseminate Well Information, Holly Ann Miller Jan 2019

Water Quality Of Groundwater In Six Counties In Western Colorado: Evaluating Drinking Water Hazards And Developing Public Tools To Disseminate Well Information, Holly Ann Miller

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Many residents in six counties on Colorado's Western Slope rely on privately owned groundwater wells as their primary source of drinking water. Because the water quality from these privately-owned wells is unregulated, these wells are often untested, which constitutes a risk to public health. To identify and address the risks to well owners, the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP), recruited homeowners to sample and submit their well water for analyses. The WCPHP requested assistance and expertise to evaluate the hazards of drinking groundwater, and to develop ways to visualize the hazards to educate the public.

Well locations and ...