Nitrate in Drinking Water
Publication Number: GWQ-00549
Author/Sponsor: Fred Sorensen and Lisa Wedin
Nitrate, which can seep into groundwater from septic tanks, animal waste, fertilizers and sewage sludge, is a health concern for infants, pregnant women and people with low stomach acid. This publication includes facts about nitrate along with information on testing your well, treating contaminated water and preventing contamination. It also lists the symptoms of exposure to high levels of nitrate.