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Title: Ground-water quality in east-central New Jersey and a plan for sampling networks

Groundwater quality was evaluated in seven confined aquifers and the water table aquifer in east-central New Jersey based on 237 analyses of samples collected in 1981-82, and 225 older analyses. Investigation of the effect of land use on water quality and several sampling network proposals for the region are reported. Iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) concentrations exceed US EPA drinking water standards in some wells screened in the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer system. Sodium (Na) concentrations in samples from three wells more than 800 ft deep in the Englishtown aquifer exceed the standard. Iron and Mn concentrations in this aquifer may also exceed the standards. Iron concentrations in the Wenonah-Mount Laurel aquifer exceed the standard. Based on 15 analyses of water from the Vincetown aquifer, Mn is the only constituent that exceeds the drinking water standard. In the Manasquan aquifer, 4 of the 16 Na determinations exceed the standard, and 8 of 16 Fe determinations exceed the standard. Water quality in the Atlantic City 800-ft sand is generally satisfactory. However, 12 Fe and 1 of 12 Mn determinations exceed the standards. For the Rio Grande water-bearing zone, 1 of 3 Fe determinations exceed the standard. The Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system was the mostmore » thoroughly sampled (249 chemical analyses from 209 wells). Dissolved solids, chloride, Fe, nitrate, and Mn concentrations exceed drinking water standards in some areas. 76 refs., 36 figs., 12 tabs.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
6942218
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 85-4243
Publisher:
Denver, CO (US); Geological Survey
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; CONTAMINATION; NEW JERSEY; WATER POLLUTION; CHLORIDES; DRINKING WATER; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; IRON; LAND USE; MANGANESE; MONITORING; NITRATES; SODIUM; ALKALI METALS; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION II; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; METALS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; USA; WATER 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)