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Potential corrosivity of untreated groundwater in the United States

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Belitz, Kenneth, Jurgens, B.C., and Johnson, T.D., 2016, Potential corrosivity of untreated groundwater in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5092, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165092.

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Corrosive groundwater, if untreated, can dissolve lead and other metals from pipes and other components in water distribution systems. Two indicators of potential corrosivity—the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) and the Potential to Promote Galvanic Corrosion (PPGC)—were used to identify which areas in the United States might be more susceptible to elevated concentrations of metals in household drinking water and which areas might be less susceptible. On the basis of the LSI, about one-third of the samples collected from about 21,000 groundwater sites are classified as potentially corrosive. On the basis of the PPGC, about two-thirds of the samples collected from about 27,000 groundwater sites are classified as moderate PPGC, and about [...]

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tableOfContents<ul> <li>Abstract&nbsp;</li> <li>Introduction</li> <li>Methods Used in the Assessment</li> <li>Results and Discussion&nbsp;</li> <li>Summary and Conclusions</li> <li>References Cited</li> <li>Appendix 1.&nbsp;Uncertainty Associated With Estimates of Characteristic Values and Potential Effect on Classification of States</li> </ul>

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