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Vadose Monitoring at Deer Park, WA - A Municipal Effluent Land Application Site

Publication number Date Published
95-303March 1995
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Author(s) Carey, B.
Description Vadose zone sampling equipment was installed and sampled at two locations on the City of Deer Park land application site near Deer Park, Washington. Effluent from the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Deer Park is applied on a 160-acre field to irrigate alfalfa. The purpose of the study was to evaluate treatment in the unsaturated zone and to compare three devices for sampling soil-pore water quality. Capillary wick, suction, and barrel lysimeters were used to obtain water quality samples. Total nitrogen (total N), total dissolved solids (TDS), specific conductance, chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, pH, and chemical oxygen demand (COD) samples were collected at least five times during the period of May 6 to October 1, 1993.
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Keywords sodium, specific conductance, vadose zone, chemical oxygen demand, wastewater treatment plant, soil, municipal, nitrogen, wells, treatment, application, study, water, chemical, water quality, monitoring, waste, pH, nitrate, nitrite, ground water, effluent, chloride
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