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Distribution of aquifers, liquid-waste impoundments, and municipal water-supply sources, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 80-431

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Abstract

Impoundments of liquid waste are potential sources of ground-water contamination in Massachusetts. The map report, at a scale of 1 inch equals 4 miles, shows the idstribution of aquifers and the locations of municipal water-supply sources and known liquid-waste impoundments. Ground water, an important source of municipal water supply, is produced from shallow sand and gravel aquifers that are generally unconfined, less than 200 feet thick, and yield less than 2,000 gallons per minute to individual wells. These aquifers commonly occupy lowlands and stream valleys and are most extensive in eastern Massachusetts. Surface impoundments of liquid waste are commonly located over these aquifers. These impoundments may leak and allow waste to infiltrate underlying aquifers and alter their water quality. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Distribution of aquifers, liquid-waste impoundments, and municipal water-supply sources, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-431
Edition:
WRI/OFR
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map : col. ;75 x 120 cm.