Naturally occurring arsenic can make groundwater unsafe for drinking. Before going to the expense of drilling a well and sampling the water for arsenic, it would benefit public health to be able to predict the level of arsenic in groundwater in a certain area. A special research project with the U.S. Geological Survey is designed to develop the capacity to assess local geological conditions, related groundwater chemistry and well construction factors in three counties in order to predict the levels of arsenic found in groundwater related to those variables.
The County Well Index (CWI) contains well and boring records wells within Minnesota; over 400,000 records. It is the principal source of well construction information and geologic interpretations of well records and also contains soil boring records, mineral exploration test hole records, and scientific/research test hole records.
Identify and update Potential Contaminant Source Inventory to eliminate private wells with potential pathway for contamination. Purchase, replace 2 data loggers, 1 indicator for data collection equipment
Provide first half of rent payment to landowner to allow city to implement nitrogen BMPs on field. Purchase and custom seed rye to scavenge up the residual nitrogen in the soil to keep it from getting into groundwater.