Exercise 22 Solution

This list is only a sample of activities that might degrade water quality if conducted on the outcrop of a karst aquifer.

  1. Any activity that involves application of pesticides or fertilizer, such as golf courses, agriculture, or urban lawn maintenance.
  2. Industrial activities that involve the use of chemicals, especially liquids, when spills may occur.
  3. Poorly maintained tanks, such as in a tank farm or gasoline station.
  4. Activities that store waste liquids in lined ponds, such as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (pig or chicken farms for example).
  5. Neighborhoods built with septic tanks for each residence rather than a sewer system feeding a wastewater treatment plant.

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