Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater

by James A. Goodrich, USEPA, Cincinnati, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Supplying Water and Saving the Environment for Six Billion People


Treatment of groundwater contaminated by improper disposal practices of the past, routine agricultural chemical usage, accidents, and leaks is going to be of increasing importance. Prevention of groundwater pollution is obviously preferred and is much less expensive than restoring polluted aquifers, nevertheless, there are many situations where prevention is already too late. This paper provides an overview and status report on the application of groundwater treatment technology, focusing on those that produce potable drinking water to meet the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Water pollution | Water quality | Water treatment | Water supply | Chemical treatment | Agricultural wastes | Groundwater management

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