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  1. Testing Private Water Sources and Resolving Contamination Issues Near Shale Oil and Gas Development

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/107

    Water testing and steps to take are described in the event that gas and/or oils contamination is suspected. Landowners should avoid drinking water that may be contaminated.   To view full text, click here. ...

  2. Where to Have Your Water Tested

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/106

    A list of laboratories that are certified to test the private wells, organized by Ohio counties. To view full text, click here. ...

  3. Household Well Water Testing

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/105

    It is recommended that homes that are served by private wells be tested at least once a year. While testing can be expensive, it is the only way to ensure safe, clean water. At minimum, testing should include total coliform bacteria, nitrate, pH, and tota ...

  4. Reuse of Reclaimed Wastewater- Disinfection to Protect Public Health

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/104

    Reuse of treated wastewater through irrigation is a great alternative to traditional methods. This option recycles nutrients and reduces the demand of clean water for irrigation. Any synthetic chemical or biological process is better carried out through s ...

  5. Sand and Media Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment for Ohio Communities

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/101

                Due to strict regulations regarding dumping wastewater in streams, a cheap and effective option to treat wastewater is needed. A well-established option is using sand bioreactors, also known as sand filters. Advances in recent years has made t ...

  6. Mound Systems: Pressure Distribution of Wastewater

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/100

    An alternative to traditional sand bioreactor systems is mound systems. Sand fill is used above ground to pretreat the wastewater before it flows through the natural soil of the land. A pump placed in the dosing tank is used to distribute the wastewater e ...

  7. Suitability of Ohio Soils for Treating Wastewater

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/97

    Soil has an ability to purify wastewater so that the treated water is suitable to be reintroduced into the environment. In order to remove pollutants, the soil must at least be unsaturated, deep, and permeable to air and water. The National Cooperative So ...

  8. Wastewater Treatment Principles and Regulations

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/95

    Sewage treatment begins with the separation of large solids and debris. Water is then left in tanks so that large particle will settle at the bottom and grease will rise to the top. Three methods are availiable to take the clarified wastewater and mix it ...

  9. Wastewater Management in Rural Communities

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/94

    Three options to treat the wastewater: 1) Gather all the wastewater in a community, treat, have the water flow into a stream. 2) Gather all the wastewater in a community, treat, use irrigation to discharge water. 3) Manage individual home treatment system ...

  10. Simple Gray Water Systems

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/93

    Wastewater from bathing or washing clothes is called gray water. Gray water can be recycled in Ohio, but should be dispersed within a few hours to prevent odors. Systems can take water from each fixture in the home and individually disperse to a subsurfac ...

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