Sulfate –10.4 mg/L (OK) – drinking water standard is < 250 mg/L – this does not suggest any specific impact.
Arsenic – < 0.002 mg/L (Total) and < 0.002 mg/L (D) – drinking water standard is < 0.010 mg/L – this does not suggest any specific impact and arsenic is a common problem in NEPA – about 6 % of private wells have arsenic above 0.010 mg/L. This should be monitored annually (OK)
Barium - 0.036mg/L (Total) and 0.0379mg/L (D) – drinking water standard is < 2 mg/L – this does not suggest any specific impact and barium is typically detectable in non-saline impacted water at a level of less than 1 mg/L. (OK)
Calcium- 14.4 mg/L (Total) and 14.2 mg/L (D) – no specific drinking water standard drinking water standard is available. (OK)
No specific health concern, but a health risk associated with the potential for a flammable environment.
Action needed to properly vent gas from the well, perhaps modifying the well, water treatment to reduce methane level in the water to < 7 mg/L or more, and isotopic analysis recommended.
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