FY15 Evaluating Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Groundwater at Wastewater Land Application Sites

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$231,946
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Counties Affected
Statewide
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$231,946
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.32
Project Overview

Groundwater sample collection and analysis will be conducted for contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) at large subsurface treatment systems (LSTS) and rapid infiltration basins (RIB), using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methodology. Results from the ELISA analysis will be reported to the MPCA and used to conduct follow-up investigations at a select number of these sites.

Monitoring results will be used to improve the assessment of water quality conditions and to quantify long-term water quality trends in non-agricultural areas of the state.  Data collected will help explain the occurrence of CEC detected in areas of the state where no identified sources of CEC are known to be present.

Project Manager
First Name
Mindy
Last Name
Erickson
Organization Name
United States Geological Survey
Street Address
2280 Woodale Drive
City
Mounds View
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
(763)783-3120