New publication! Nitrate in Drinking Water, GWQ-00549. Nitrate, which can seep into groundwater from septic tanks, animal waste, fertilizers and sewage sludge, is a health concern for infants, pregnant women and peopl e 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.
A website on climate change for the Pacific Northwest has been developed by the Pacific Northwest Water Program.
The UAF Cooperative Extension Service Water Quality Program offers information on a wide range of water related subjects. Drinking water, ground and surface water, septic and well systems, home water quality problems, water monitoring, regulations, and water conservation are topics addressed by the CES Water Quality Program.
Water Quality Program Coordinator
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501