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1. Why the Concern about Agricultural Contamination in Groundwater? Why the Concern about Agricultural Contamination in Groundwater? Low levels of nitrates occur naturally in groundwater. Additional nitrates from fertilizer and low levels of pesticides may leach from the crop's root zone into groundwater. Infants under 6 months and...

2. Farming Practices for Groundwater Protection Farming Practices for Groundwater Protection Guidelines for developing Best Management Practices (BMP) on agricultural land in Washington were developed in the 1970s following section 208 of the Clean Water Act. Surface and groundwater defined. Structures,...

3. Managing Livestock Manure to Protect Groundwater Managing Livestock Manure to Protect Groundwater Groundwater is the source of drinking water for the majority of Washington state's population, so groundwater quality must be protected from contamination. Livestock wastes, a potential source of water...

4. Home-A-Syst: Site Evaluation Home-A-Syst: Site Evaluation Homestead sites contain many potential sources of groundwater contamination. Whether your site is at high or low risk depends on your management practices and soil type, bedrock characteristics, and depth...

5. Protecting Groundwater from Pesticide Contamination Protecting Groundwater from Pesticide Contamination Provides simple ways to prevent contamination of groundwater by pesticides. It can take many years to clear pesticides from an aquifer. Explains user responsibilities, movement in soil, and pesticide properties....

6. How Fertilizers and Plant Nutrients Affect Groundwater Quality How Fertilizers and Plant Nutrients Affect Groundwater Quality Explains why we must keep forms of nitrogen, like nitrites and nitrates, from leaching into groundwater and contaminating it. Has drawings that show the nitrogen cycle in croplands and gardens.

7. Home-A-Syst: Pesticide Storage and Handling Home-A-Syst: Pesticide Storage and Handling If not handled carefully, pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodentcides) can contaminate groundwater supplies. Chronic health problems for people and animals can come from repeated exposure...

8. Abandoned Wells: Forgotten Holes to Groundwater Abandoned Wells: Forgotten Holes to Groundwater Wells that once supplied water to a homestead are a safety hazard to humans and a threat to the safety of our water supply. Forgotten or neglected, these wells can carry fertilizers directly into our groundwater....

9. Home-A-Syst: Milking Center Wash Water Treatment Home-A-Syst: Milking Center Wash Water Treatment If not carefully managed, dairy wash water can contaminate both surface water sources and groundwater, including drinking water. Contaminants include organic matter, nutrients, milk solids, chemicals,...

10. Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Gives growers best management practices for preserving water quality when irrigating crops.

11. Defining Water Quality Defining Water Quality Explains what makes water vary in its characteristics. Explains both the regulatory and nonregulatory definitions. Tables identify primary and carcinogenic contaminant standards for groundwater and drinking...

12. Home-A-Syst: Improving Fertilizer Storage and Handling Home-A-Syst: Improving Fertilizer Storage and Handling Fact Sheet 3. Explains how to store and handling fertilizer to reduce the risk of contaminating groundwater. Explains storage practices, building a fertilizer facility, mixing and loading practices, spill...

13. Home-A-Syst: Fertilizer Storage and Handling Home-A-Syst: Fertilizer Storage and Handling This worksheet is a step-by-step guide that helps farmers assess their risk of contaminating groundwater and drinking water by improper storage and handling of fertilizers.

14. Home-A-Syst: Farm and Home Waste Management Home-A-Syst: Farm and Home Waste Management This worksheet helps farmers assess their risk of contaminating groundwater with farm and home wastes. Includes household wastes, batteries, oil and lubricants, gasoline and other fuels, antifreeze, cleaning...

15. Role of Soil in Groundwater Protection Role of Soil in Groundwater Protection A highly readable explanation of soil structure and its relation to organic matter, water tables, and contaminants. Drawings and diagrams. Key words: texture, clay, silt, sand, particles, gravel, loam,...

16. Home-A-Syst: Improving Household Wastewater Treatment Home-A-Syst: Improving Household Wastewater Treatment Tells how to reduce risk to rural groundwater supplies. Includes tips on minimizing water use, contaminants, septic tanks, and how to treat and dispose of wastewater.

17. Pesticide Movement in Soils-Groundwater Protection Pesticide Movement in Soils-Groundwater Protection Growers who know and understand persistence, half-life, and mobility of chemical pesticides that protect crops, can reduce the risk of pesticides leaching from the rooting zone of crops to groundwater....

18. Protecting Groundwater: Managing Livestock on Small Acreage Protecting Groundwater: Managing Livestock on Small Acreage The authors discuss responsible land and water stewardship: best management practices for stream banks, barnyards, and feedlots. Subjects covered include livestock waste, pasture fencing, grazing management,...

19. Home-A-Syst: Improving Animal Manure Storage Home-A-Syst: Improving Animal Manure Storage Storage of animal manure can have either positive or negative effects on the environment. Improved animal manure storage reduces the risk of groundwater contamination. This guide discusses important factors...

20. Home-A-Syst: Animal Manure Storage Home-A-Syst: Animal Manure Storage An aid for assessing the risk of groundwater contamination from animal manure storage. Drinking water that has nitrate concentrations greater than state or federal regulations can cause health problems...
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