Water Quality Patterns In Agricultural Areas

Streams and ground water in agricultural areas have some of the largest levels of nitrogen’s. Due to the use of fertilizers, pesticides and manure in the ground the quality of the streams and shallow ground water in the area have become compromised. This compromise has resulted in some of the largest levels of nitrogen’s measured by the NAWQA.

The — USEPA standards for nitrates in drinking water is 10 milligrams per liter and in about 15% of the samples taken from shallow ground water in these agricultural and urban areas the levels exceeding those standards. This develops a concern for the safety of our drinking water and the impact it could have on human health. To learn more about how to protect your drinking water read about Purity bay water systems.

The levels of phosphorus create a concern that the levels may increase due to the compromise that is being created to the land in these areas. In areas where excessive water plant growth is found there is usually a higher level of phosphorus.

Pesticides are more frequently found in agricultural streams and in the shallow ground water in those areas. Herbicide is widely used in agricultural areas and accounts for more than 70% of all pesticides found in the nation’s water.

Health Effects Of Pesticides

The contamination of pesticides found in our drinking water is usually at a very low level and are well below the standards put forth by the — USEPA. Purity Bay offers up valuable information about the commonly found pesticides in our drinking water and how to help protect against them. Exceeded levels of pesticides usually are only found in about 1% of all sampled walls but the effects of the pesticides on human health are still misunderstood.

Aquatic life shows a stronger concern than the risks for human health issues and more standards are being implemented to help protect the aquatic life from over exposure to pesticides. The — USEPA are continually developing strategies for keeping our drinking water safe from harmful contaminants and with the study of the grounds, the changes in the seasons and developing patterns for treatment methods the future for our water is still remaining safe. There are measures that we as the public can take to help protect ourselves and our families from harmful contaminates in our drinking water, the more you know the safer you will be.

Source: http://water.usgs.gov/

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