TWON: Managing Hazardous Materials to Protect Groundwater

Type
Publication
Date of Publication
August 31, 2021
Price
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Overview

Some materials that are commonly used around the household and farm can be hazardous if managed improperly. These materials include paints, pesticides, solvents, cleaning fluids, and unused medicines.

This publication explains high-risk situations associated with hazardous materials that can contaminate your well water if not managed properly. It also lists simple management principles to use to protect your well water.

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