Nitrates in South Dakota Drinking Water

Cooperative Extension South Dakota State University

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Laboratories frequently report the nitrate content of water in various expressions of measurement. Since this is often confusing, this publication attempts to define and equate these measurement expressions. The scope and sources of the nitrate problem are discussed and toxicity levels given. Proper sample taking techniques are explained and control actions recommended.