The increasing population of the State of Delaware is placing severe strains on the quality of ground water in the water-table aquifer by disposing of septic-tank effluent in the soil. At the same time the water resources of this aquifer are being used in greater amounts. The permeable water-table aquifer, containing reserves of 331 million gallons per day, is very vulnerable to contamination by objectionable or toxic fluids and dissolved substances placed on or in the soil.
Please give proper credit to the Delaware Geological Survey.
Miller, J.C., 1972, Nitrate Contamination of the Water-Table Aquifer in Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 20,
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