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Unformatted text preview: Water Quality Assignment GROUNDWATER Quality in Pennsylvania. Read the document “Information for Water Assignment” on ANGEL. Answer the following questions: a). What human activities have affected groundwater in Pennsylvania? Potential human activity that may affect groundwater in Pennsylvania is monitor wells, municipal landfills, spay irrigation sites, storage tanks, and coal mines/hazardous waste sites. Also mining, waste storage and management, underground storage tanks, and architectural activities have affected the degrading of groundwater in Pennsylvania. b). How does Pennsylvania monitor groundwater supplies? Pennsylvania monitors ground water supplies by pursuing the following goals, measuring ambient ground water quality; provide an indication of long-term ground water quality trends resulting from land use practices; and assessing the success or failure of land management practices. c). What percent of the samples monitored exceeded drinking water standards? About ten to twenty percent of the samples that were tested for constituent purposes exceeded the drinking water samples. For the metals two to three percent exceeded, and less then one percent for each constituent sample exceeded drinking water standards. d) How many people in PA rely on groundwater? Over one- quarter of the population rely on drinking water, but if you include restaurants, religious temples, schools, and parks the number of people in Pennsylvania that rely on ground water are close to fifty percent. e) How much groundwater is NOT tested or characterized? Nearly ninety percent have not been characterized....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BI SC 002 taught by Professor Murphy,maryf. during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '07