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Water Quality Program Publications

The URI Cooperative Extension Water Quality Programs have created publications on a variety of water resources-related topics. Click on the topics below to see a list of available URI CE publications related to a specific subject. Please note that a single publication may be listed under multiple topics when appropriate. Each topic is organized by publication type, so you can easily find what you are looking for.

Development
Drinking water
Forestry & Woodscaping
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Household hazardous products
Mapping
Nutrient Management Tools & Resources
Ordinances and regulations
Pet waste
Porous pavements
Residential pollution prevention

Septic systems (see Wastewater)
Small Acreage Livestock

Soils

Stormwater
Sustainable landscaping
Volunteer Monitoring
Wastewater
Water quality
Water quality monitoring
Water conservation
Well water (see Drinking water)

Publication Types
Factsheets: Generally 1 to 2 pages in length, provide detailed information about a specific topic.
Manuals/Booklets: Concise reference book covering a particular subject, designed to help guide readers to accomplish a particular task.
Presentations: Slides or other materials used to present information a meeting or workshop.
Project Summaries: Detailed synopsis of all components and outcomes of a particular project. Programs are generally required to produce these documents when a project is completed in order to report their activities and use of funds to agencies or groups that provided financial support.
Technical Reports: Papers that present the results of a scientific study and are focused at individuals with some degree of background knowledge in the given subject area.

 

Development Publications
Development Technical Reports
Screening Level Assessment of Alternative Development

Brownfields: Turning Bad Spaces into Good Ones; How Communities Can Get Involved
English Version
Spanish Version

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Drinking Water Publications
The publications listed below are sorted by the publication type - click on the type of publication you are looking for to see a list of documents. The factsheets are further broken down by topic due to the large number of files - these three topics are listed below.
Factsheets - - -Resource Assessment- - -Private well & water testing- - -Private well treatment
Drinking Water Factsheets
Resource assessment
Program(s)
Source Water Assessments
Private well and water testing
Program(s)
Drinking Water Wells
Residential Well Water Testing
Drinking Water Standards
Questions to Ask When Purchasing Water Treatment Equipment
Arsenic in Private Drinking Water Wells
Bacteria in Private Drinking Water Wells
Beryllium in Priate Drinking Water Wells
Copper in Private Drinking Water Wells
Fluoride in Private Drinking Water Wells
Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate in Private Drinking Water Wells
Iron and Manganese in Private Drinking Water Wells
Lead in Private Drinking Water Wells
Man-Made Chemical in Private Drinking Water Wells
MTBE in Private Drinking Water Wells
Nitrate in Private Drinking Water Wells
pH-Acidity of Private Drinking Water Wells
Radon in Private Drinking Water Wells
For more information on Radon Control please visitn the RI Department of Health
Sodium Chloride in Private Drinking Water Wells
Frequently Asked Questions About Bottled Water
Selecting a Private Well Contractor
Private Well Yield
Your Guide to Public Drinking Water
English Version
Spanish Version
Your Guide to Protecting Stafford Pond
Lake Mishnock
A Guide to Water Quality Testing for Private Wells in Rhode Island
What Every Realtor Should Know About Private Drinking Water Wells
Private well treatment

Program(s)

Activated Carbon Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Aeration Treatment in Private Drinking Water Wells
Distillation Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Ion Exchange Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Microfiltration Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Ozone Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Reverse Osmosis Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Ultraviolet Radiation Treatment of Private Drinking Water Wells
Drinking Water Technical Reports
Source Water Assessments

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Forestry & Woodscaping Publications
Forestry & Woodscaping Factsheets
Today's Forest Tomorrow's Legacy: A Guide for Small Acreage Woodland Owners

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Publications

GIS Factsheets
Source Water Assessments
GIS Technical Reports
Screening Level Assessment of Alternative Development
Source Water Assessments

Household Hazardous Products Publications
Household Hazardous Products Factsheets
Use and dispose of fuels and hazardous products properly

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Mapping Publications
Mapping Manuals
URI Watershed Watch Aquatic Plant Survey Manual
Mapping Technical Reports
Screening Level Assessment of Alternative Development

 

Nutrient Management Tools & Resources
Training Manual & Excel Workbooks
Rhode Island Nutrient Management Workbook
NRCS
Factsheets
Nutrient Management Guidelines & Tools for Turfgrass Sod Production
NRCS / UCONN

Ordinances & Regulations
Ordinances & Regulations
Rhode Island DEM ISDS Regulations
RI DEM

Pet Waste Publications
Pet Waste Factsheets
Pet Waste and Water Quality Protection

Porous Pavements Publications
Porous Pavements Booklets
Permeable Pavement: What's It Doing on My Street?
The University of Rhode Island's Permeable Parking Lots: A Case Study of Alternative Pavement Materials
Porous Pavements Presentations (MS PowerPoint)
The URI Porous Asphalt Parking Lots
Porous Pavements Technical Reports
Porous Pavement and Groundwater Quality

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Residential Pollution Prevention Publications
Residential Pollution Prevention Factsheets
Groundwater is vital to North Kingstown's way of life
Your Guide to Public Drinking Water
Your Guide to Protecting Stafford Pond
Your Guide to Protecting Lake Mishnock
Household Hazardous Waste and Water Quality
Pet Waste and Water Quality Protection
Shoreland Buffers and Water Quality Protection
Water Conservation In and Around the Home
What You Can Do About Nonpoint Source Pollution

Small Acreage Livestock Publications
Small Acreage Livestock Factsheets
Livestock on Small Acreage: Protecting Water Resources and Health

Soils Publications
Soils Technical Reports
Standards and Procedures for Site Specific Soil Mapping in Rhode Island

Stormwater Publications
Stormwater Technical Reports
 

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Sustainable Landscaping Publications
Sustainable Landscaping Factsheets
Home Landscape Improvements for Water Quality Protection
Choose the right plant for the right spot
Recycle your yard waste
Use fertilizers and pesticides responsibly
Reduce runoff from your yard and increase groundwater recharge
Reduce soil erosion. Keep it planted and mulched
Alternative control of the oriental beetle: Mass trapping and Mating Disruption
Rain Gardens
Healthy Lawn Care and Renovation

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Volunteer Monitoring Publications
Volunteer Monitoring Factsheets
URI Watershed Watch
Bacterial Monitoring
Algae In Aquatic Ecosystems
Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature
Phosphorus and Lake Aging
Measuring Water Clarity
pH and Alkalinity
Nitrogren - draft
Source Water Assessments
   
Volunteer Monitoring Manuals
URI Watershed Watch Aquatic Plant Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Lake and Pond Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Narrow River Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Greenwich Bay Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Salt Pond Monitoring Manual for Block Island
URI Watershed Watch Salt Pond Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Wadable Streams Monitoring Manual
Guide to Growing CSREES Volunteer Monitoring Programs

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Wastewater Publications
Wastewater Factsheets
What to Expect During a First Maintenance Inspection
What to expect During a Routine Maintenance Inspection
What to Expect During a Septic Tank Pump-Out
What You Can Do to Extend the Life of Your System
Recommended Upgrades for Your Septic Tank
What's in Your Backyard
How to Hire a Contractor for Septic System Installation or Repair
Septic System Additives
Maintaining Your Sepitc System
Maintianing Your Septic System Part 2
Access Risers and Effluent Filters
Frequently Asked Questions (ISDS)
Wastewater Manuals
Choosing a Wastewater System
Alternative Wastewater Treatment for Individual Lots
A Creative Combination
Chepachet Village Decentralized Wastewater Demonstration Project
Wastewater Technical Reports
Creative Community Design and Wastewater Management
Wastewater Planning Handbook
What Affects Homeowner Satisfaction with Advanced Treatment Systems

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Water Quality Monitoring Publications
Water Quality Monitoring Manuals
URI Watershed Watch Aquatic Plant Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Lake and Pond Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Narrow River Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Greenwich Bay Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Salt Pond Monitoring Manual for Block Island
URI Watershed Watch Salt Pond Monitoring Manual
URI Watershed Watch Wadable Streams Monitoring Manual
Guide to Growing CSREES Volunteer Monitoring Programs
Water Quality Factsheets
URI Watershed Watch
Bacterial Monitoring
Algae In Aquatic Ecosystems
Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature
Phosphorus and Lake Aging
Measuring Water Clarity
pH and Alkalinity
Nitrogren - draft
Source Water Assessments
Water Quality Monitoring Technical Reports
Source Water Assessments
Quality Assurance Project Plan: University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch Ambient and Marine Field Assays
Quality Assurance Project Plan: University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch Analytical Laboratory
Quality Assurance Project Plan: URIWW Ambient and Marine Field Assays - Block Island and Green Hill Pond Watersheds, RI
Quality Assurance Project Plan For Private Well Tap Water Testing
FY92 URIWW Volunteer Monitoring Quality Assessment Report
FY93 URIWW Volunteer Aquatic Plant Monitoring Report
FY94 URIWW Volunteer Stream Monitoring Report
Water Quality Summary Reports
Block Island Monitoring Results 2001-2005: A Brief Summary
Green Hill and Ninigret Ponds Monitoring Results 2000-2005: A Brief Summary
Block Island Monitoring Results 2001-2006: A Brief Summary
Block Island Monitoring Results 2001-2007: A Brief Summary
Bristol Harbor Monitoring Results - 2009

 

Water Conservation Publications
Water Conservation Factsheets
Drip irrigation for the home garden
How to build and install a rain barrel
Rain Barrels
Rain Gauges
Water wisely
Water Conservation In and Around the Home

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