Pesticide and nitrate levels too high

June 2008
Utility Week;6/27/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p40
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) claiming that almost half of OECD member countries have potentially dangerous nutrient and pesticide concentrations in drinking water sources. According to the report, tests carried out on surface water and groundwater monitoring sites in agricultural areas showed these pollutants often exceed national drinking water recommended limits. Of concern is agricultural pollution of groundwater drawn from shallow wells and deep aquifers.


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