Ground-water quality near a sewage-sludge recycling site and a landfill near Denver, Colorado

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Authors:Robson, S. G.
Source:Reston, VA [Water-Resources Investigations - U. S. Geological Survey, No.OF76-0132, 137p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey,], United States. ISSN: 0092-332X
Publication Date:1977
Note:In English
Summary:The Metropolitan Denver Sewage Disposal District and the city and county of Denver operate a sewage-sludge recycling site and a landfill in an area about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Denver. The assessment of the effects of these facilities on the ground-water system indicated that five wells perforated in alluvium were found to have markedly degradedd water quality. One well is located in the landfill and water that was analyzed was obtained from near the base of the buried refuse, two others are located downgradient and near sewage-sludge burial areas, and the remaining two are located near stagnant surface ponds. Concentrations of nitrate in wells downgradient from fields where sludge is plowed into the soil were higher than background concentrations due to the effects of the sludge disposal. No evidence of water-quality degradation was detected in deeper wells perforated in the bedrock formations. (Woodard-USGS)
Subjects:Engineering geology; Environmental geology; Ground water; Landfills; Liquid waste; Sewage; Solid waste; Surveys; USGS; Waste disposal; Water quality; Adams County Colorado; Colorado; Denver Colorado; Denver County Colorado; United States
Record ID:1981060869
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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