(WESTERVILLE, OH — November 7, 2013) The National Ground Water Association has developed an industry best suggested practice (BSP) for water well system professionals to use on how to deal with problematic concentrations of hydrogen sulfide in residential water well systems.
Hydrogen sulfide is often responsible for the “rotten egg” odor sometimes present in well water. It is a nuisance for well owners due to its corrosive properties, which, even in low concentrations, may cause well and plumbing components to deteriorate. However, the greatest health threat is to water well system professionals servicing wells who encounter hydrogen sulfide in confined spaces or very high concentrations.
Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in Residential Water Well Systems includes:
The BSP, developed by a work group of NGWA member professionals drawing from extensive experience and referenced research, also discusses related constituents — sulfate-reducing bacteria and sulfur dioxide. Available as a PDF, the BSP can be downloaded through the NGWA online bookstore. While free to members, there is a nominal charge to nonmembers.
To learn more about NGWA’s other BSPs, visit the industry best suggested practices page on NGWA.org or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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