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Main Title Acid precipitation and drinking water quality in the eastern United States /
Author Taylor, F. ; Symons, G. E. ; Collins, J. J. ; Schock, M. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Taylor, Floyd,
CORP Author New England Water Works Association, Dedham, MA. ;Illinois State Water Survey Div., Champaign.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-2-84-054; EPA-R-807808
Stock Number PB84-157932
OCLC Number 12145146
Subjects Acid rain--United States ; Water quality--United States
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Acidity ; Water pollution ; Sampling ; Surface waters ; Ground water ; History ; pH ; Standards ; Laboratories ; Sites ; Quality control ; Chemical analysis ; Metals ; Corrosion ; Water quality ; Acidification ; New York ; New Jersey ; Pennsylvania ; West Virginia ; Virginia ; North Carolina ; Acid precipitation ; Drinking water ; New England
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-84-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/23/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-84-054 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-84-054 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/30/2020
NTIS  PB84-157932 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 182 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A research project was conducted to provide accurate modern and historical data on drinking water quality and the possible effect of acid precipitation on water samples. Samples of source raw and finished water were collected from more than 270 surface and groundwater supplies in the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. The samples were analyzed at EPA laboratories. Historical records were obtained dating back to 1886. Acid rain may dissolve harmful elements from soils and, indirectly, from water supply distribution systems. Because soils can alter the character of acid rain through buffering, causal relationships are difficult to identify. A helpful approach to this problem is the use of indices of water supply sensitivity and corrosiveness. Though solution products of acid rain in water supply sources studied do not exceed EPA Primary Drinking Water Regulations, a large number of tests for aluminum showed levels that could be of concern to patients using kidney dialysis.
"February, 1984." "EPA/600-2-84-054." Bibliography: p.93-98.