Chloride "is pervasive in Iowa groundwater"
December 30, 2009
The Iowa DNR has released a report on the second statewide survey
of rural well water, and the report concludes that 94% of samples contained chloride at levels above the minimum detection limit. The report says the "pervasiveness of chloride in Iowa groundwater was unexpected" because chlorides shouldn't naturally appear in Iowa water -- they're thought to be the result of runoff from de-icing compounds and fertilizers.
: We supply a wide range of water-quality monitors
to communities in Iowa and Nebraska, and we have been directly involved in projects to contain chemicals like de-icing fluids at Iowa airports with the help of stainless steel water-control gates
last revised December 2009