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California Drought Could Lead to Water Contamination

27 March, 2014 (15:43) | Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions | By: admin

The California drought is already affecting hundreds of thousands of residents around the state, but what else do we know about the implications we are facing in the future? Limited water supply could cause problems with how much water people will have or can use, but what about the quality of the water? Could this also be affected?

According to a recent article from Water Technology Online, experts in California have warned that the state’s drought conditions could actually lead to contaminated groundwater, putting our drinking water at risk. There are currently ten rural water systems where people with private wells have been identified by the California Department of Public Health as being at risk of running out of drinking water in 60 days because of drought. It is said that the drought has caused some contaminants already present in the groundwater to become concentrated, contaminating wells in these areas. With a normal level of rainfall, contaminant levels could be considered safe and measured under the limits, but the drought has created the risk of high levels of arsenic and other chemicals. State and public health officials promised to truck in water to the affected communities when necessary, but how long could this last?

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