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Iron in Drinking Water
This publication extensively covers the aspects of having iron-contaminated water systems. The pamphlet is comprehensive and includes detailed sections on the effects of iron in drinking water, its indicators, its aspects and also available treatment options. It serves as a valuable resource for anyone even suspect of iron contamination.
Nitrate in Drinking Water
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.
Radon in Drinking Water
Radon in water could pose a risk for health by inhalation and ingestion. Radon is released from the water to the air by showering or other household uses. This publication includes facts about radon as well as information on radon reduction techniques.
Arsenic in Drinking Water
Arsenic is a naturally occurring toxic element commonly found in groundwater. It needs to be tested for since it is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Although it is generally present through natural means, there are industrial and agricultural practices that can lead to groundwater contamination with arsenic-containing compounds.
Fred Sorensen, Water Quality Program Coordinator
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501