Results of Georgia Domestic Well Water Testing Program
Bush, Parshall B.
Tyson, Anthony W.
Segars, William I.
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Beginning in 1989, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service began compiling a database to determine the extent and distribution of nitrate contamination of domestic wells in Georgia. From 1989-1996 approximately 7000 wells with a known depth were sampled and analyzed for 15 mineral elements plus pH, hardness and nitrate-nitrogen (N0,-N). Water quality problems in decreasing frequency of occurrence were: iron and manganese, sodium, lead and copper, nitratenitrogen, phosphorus, chromium, cadmium and nickel.