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Iron in the aquifer system of Suffolk County, New York, 1990–98

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Brown, C.J., Walter, D.A., and Colabufo, Steven, 1999, Iron in the aquifer system of Suffolk County, New York, 1990–98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 1999–4126, 10 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri994126.

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High concentrations of dissolved iron in ground water contribute to the biofouling of public-supply wells, and the treatment and remediation of biofouling are costly. Water companies on Long Island, N.Y., spend several million dollars annually to recondition, redevelop, and replace supply wells and distribution lines; treat dissolved iron with sequestering agents or by filtration; and respond to iron-related complaints by customers. This report summarizes the results of studies done by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority, to characterize the geochemistry and microbiology of iron in the aquifer system of Suffolk County. This information should be helpful for the siting and operation of [...]

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tableOfContents<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>Hydrogeologic Setting</li><li>Field and Laboratory Methods</li><li>Iron in the Aquifer System of Suffock County</li><li>Conclusions</li><li>References Cited</li></ul>
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