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  1. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1494

    a good indicator of water quality. HEALTH EFFECTS People unaccustomed to water with high TDS may ... experience gastrointestinal irritation from drinking the water.  High TDS levels may indicate elevated levels ... of ions that may pose a health concern, such as arsenic, copper, lead, nitrate and agricultural or ...

  2. Turbidity

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1496

    turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate ... water. Proper physical cleaning and disinfection of the well may reduce turbidity problems. Continued ... problems with turbidity may be a sign of deterioration of the well casing or infiltration from unwanted ...

  3. Total organic carbon (TOC)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1540

    chlorinated organics may contribute to systhetic sources.   Higher levels of TOC suggest water quality ... TOC is disinfected with chlorine, disinfection byproducts may be generated.  Disinfection byproducts ... in excess of their MCLs may lead to adverse health effects, liver or kidney problems, or nervous ...

  4. Stream Functions Pyramid Workshop

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/events/stream-functions-pyramid-workshop

    Framework; Understand that stream functions are supported by a hierarchical structure that includes ...

  5. Ammonia

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1534

    levels in well water.  Water contaminated with sewage, animal wastes or fertilizer runoff may contain ... ammonia may penetrate into deeper soils and eventually reach groundwater. In some soils part of the ... ammonia may be converted to nitrates and nitrites before or after it reaches groundwater.    See nitrates ...

  6. Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/groups/friends-alum-creek-and-tributaries

    info@friendsofalumcreek.org www.friendsofalumcreek.org 05060001 160 010, 05060001160020 FACT is community supported non profit ...

  7. Methane (Dissolved in water)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1491

    oxygen in an enclosed area at a concentration of over 50% in air. Dissolved methane levels may be higher ... actively vented outside and away from the home. Water temperature may need to be adjusted in order to ...

  8. Specific Conductivity

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1493

    greater than two times the hardness, it may indicate the presence of other ions such as chloride, nitrate, ... or sulfate which may be human-influenced or naturally occurring. HEALTH EFFECTS At higher levels, ... drinking water may have an unpleasant taste or odor or may even cause gastrointestinal distress. AESTHETIC ...

  9. Chloride

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1499

    chloride may vary in water wells depending on the type of rock the ground water moves through and how long ... may have higher levels of chloride because the ground water has dissolved many of the naturally ... may indicate that chloride has migrated into the ground water from other sources such as: de-icing ...

  10. Carbofuran

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1551

    Carbofuran is a broad spectrum insecticide that is sprayed directly onto soil and plants just after emergence ...

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