Water Quality

Occurrence of Nitrate and Indicators of Agricultural and Septic System Contamination in a West Central Wisconsin Sand Aquifer


Fertilizers, manure, and septic effluent are potential sources of nitrate in groundwater. Nitrate can be harmful if ingested above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level of 10 mg/L. In Eau Claire County, located in West Central Wisconsin, approximately one quarter of households rely on private wells. Sources of nitrate in private wells in Eau Claire County have not been researched previously.

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Environmental Health Professionals: Your Army of Unseen Protectors

Who makes sure that our food, water, air, homes, and communities are safe? We know that it’s environmental health professionals, but to most people, our work goes unnoticed. Fortunately, Americans trust that their water is safe to drink, or that the restaurant they are eating from is clean, but they don’t consider how that happens.

2021 Yankee Conference on Environmental Health


This year the CT Environmental Health Association is hosting our annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health. It is described as the “premier gathering of environmental health professionals from throughout the northeast. Its purpose is to provide the latest information on environmental topics….”. The event is being held at the Fox Tower Conference Center on September 22-24, 2021. The theme is "The Herculean Effort of Environmental Health".
Registration information and agenda can be found at www.cteha.org