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Water quality and construction materials in rainwater catchments across Alaska

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Year
2006

Citation

Hart, Corianne, and White, Daniel, 2006, Water quality and construction materials in rainwater catchments across Alaska: Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, v. 5, p. S19-S25.

Summary

Many residents of Northern regions do not have access to municipal utilities. As such, rainwater catchments are commonly used as an untreated source of drinking water. The water quality in rain catchments depends on the materials used to construct the catchment, the frequency of rainfall, the amount of water collected, the quality of the rainfall, human and animal activity in the surroundings, and the duration of the water storage. The most problematic contaminants in rainwater catchments are bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOC), and metals such as lead, copper, and zinc. The goal of this project was to help identify the frequency and magnitude of metal contaminants in Alaskan rainwater catchments. Over 50 participants from across [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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Type Scheme Key
DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1139/s05-026
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1496-2551, 1496-2551

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