Analysis of Groundwater Quality: A Database Application for the Nassau County, NY, Water Management Plan

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by Laurens D. van der Tak, Water Resources Engineer; CH2M Hill, United States,
Mark Maimone, Water Resources Engineer; CH2M Hill, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management

Abstract: Nassau County, Long Island, New York is presently developing a Comprehensive Water Management Plan. To determine the extent and trends in nitrate contamination of the groundwater, a preliminary analysis of nitrate concentrations was performed using the County's computerized water resource database. Findings confirm the effectiveness of sewering in lowering nitrate concentrations. The study also illustrates the flexibility of the database design in analyzing and presenting data for water management purposes.

Subject Headings: Groundwater quality | Water resources | Databases | Water quality | Nitrates | Water supply systems | Quality control | Groundwater pollution | Groundwater management | North America | United States | New York

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