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Capping of Water Wells for Future Use
Water wells that are not being used, but that might be needed in the future, can be sealed with a cap that covers the top of the well casing pipe to prevent unauthorized access and contamination of the well. This publication ...
Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides (Spanish)
Radionuclides in drinking water can cause serious health problems for people. This publication explains what the sources of radionuclides in water are, where high levels have been found in Texas, how they affect health and ...
Drinking Water Problems: Arsenic (Spanish)
High levels of arsenic in drinking water can poison and even kill people. This publication explains the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and common treatment methods for removing arsenic from your water supply.
Drinking Water Problems: Nitrates (Spanish)
High levels of nitrates in drinking water can be harmful for very young infants and susceptible adults. This publication explains how people are exposed to nitrates, what are the health effects of nitrates in drinking water ...
Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate (Spanish)
Perchlorate is a potential contaminate of well water that can have harmful effects on human health. Methods of removing perchlorate from water are described and illustrated. There is information to help well owners select ...
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods
People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
Views from the River Front: Rio Grande Decision Makers Rank Water Conservation Strategies
This publication details the results of a survey of elected city officials and water managers in the Rio Grande River Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The participants ranked water conservation strategies for their communities.
Priority Groundwater Management Areas: Overview and Frequently Asked Questions
Water shortages and water quality problems in Texas are prompting the state to address the security of its water supplies. One approach being taken is to create priority groundwater management areas (PGMAs) in critical ...
Sealing Ponds and Lakes with Bentonite
Some Texas subsoils allow rapid seepage of water from ponds, lakes or reservoirs. Bentonite can be applied to stop seepage. This leaflet explains the blanket, mixed blanket and sprinkle methods of bentonite application and ...
Sampling for Bacteria in Wells (Spanish)
This publication will instruct you on the proper procedures for collecting a sample from a water well for bacteriological analysis.