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The Groundwater Project Foreword
2.1 Who Uses Domestic Wells?
2.2 Estimating the Number of People that Use Domestic Wells
3.1 Drilled Wells
3.2 Dug Wells
3.3 Other Well Types
3.4 Components of a Domestic Well and Water System
5.2 Contaminants in Domestic Wells
6.1 Lack of Water Quality Monitoring
6.2 Water Treatment Challenges
6.3 Vulnerability to Contamination
6.4 Vulnerability to Groundwater Level Declines
7.2 Education and Outreach Programs
7.3 Other Protection Methods
9.1 Water Quality
9.2 Water Quantity
9.3 Domestic Wells and Technological Advances
Box 1 - How Much Water is Needed from a Domestic Well?
Box 2 - Domestic Well Contamination Discovered by Health Effects
Box 3 - Domestic Well Contamination Near a Waste Disposal Site
Solution Exercise 1
Solution Exercise 2
Solution Exercise 3
Solution Exercise 4
A homeowner is planning to install a new domestic well. What steps can they take to reduce their well’s vulnerability to contamination and ensure their water is safe to drink?
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