|Bringing attention to a previously unrecognized water quality issue in North Carolina|
SRP researcher Dr. Rebecca Fry is helping to bring attention to a previously unrecognized water quality issue in North Carolina - arsenic in groundwater. Dr. Fry's research on the presence of arsenic in private wells in North Carolina was featured in the article Water Rights and Wrongs in the January/February 2013 Issue of Carolina Alumni Review to illustrate one reason why communities need to know what is in their groundwater as they consider using underground aquifers to store water for later use such as during a drought.
This SRP-supported research was conducted in partnership with the Division of Public Health (DPH) in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and has enhanced DPH's capacity to identify North Carolina populations at greatest potential risk from well water contamination. To view a map showing the average concentration of arsenic detected in private wells across the state, click here.