Pharmaceuticals in private wells located in Central PA

Pharmaceuticals, including both over-the-counter and prescription medications, are classified as pollutants of emerging concern. They have the potential to create environmental and potential human health impacts, especially when they are present in drinking water. Private wells are important drinking water sources globally, but remain understudied. Groundwater from private wells typically undergo minimal onsite drinking water treatment before use, making its use as a drinking water source particularly vulnerable to contamination. The goal of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of seven pharmaceuticals in private wells located in central Pennsylvania. By partnering with the Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network (MWON), water samples were collected from 26 households with private wells in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Basin in central Pennsylvania in winter 2017.



Work Title Pharmaceuticals in private wells located in Central PA
Open Access
  1. Faith Awino Kibuye
  2. Heather Elise Gall
  1. septic tanks
  2. groundwater quality
  3. pharmaceuticals
  4. private wells
  5. Emerging contaminants
License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike)
Work Type Dataset
DOI doi:10.26207/060z-sh83
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Deposited May 09, 2019




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