Public supply well and aerator

A public supply well in front of a large concrete structure that aerates the water

Detailed Description

Anoxic groundwater pumped from the embayment-uplands aquifers for municipal supply is oxygenated as it cascades over aerator trays. The iron and manganese that are dissolved in the water precipitate and are filtered from the water. Photo is from USGS Circular 1356: Water Quality in the Mississippi Embayment–Texas Coastal Uplands Aquifer System and Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer, South-Central United States, 1994

Details

Image Dimensions: 1140 x 828

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Location Taken: US

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