Arsenic contamination of groundwater is primarliy an outcome of natural geologic formations. The Town of Tornillo has had high arsenic concentration levels varying up to 0.15 mg/l, exceeding the maximum containment level for drinking water. In 2017, a new Arsenic Treatment Facility was constructed which oxidizes and removes existing iron concentrations in the groundwater mitigating the arsenic to complaince levels.
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- Carlos Torres, P.E.
- Brown and Caldwell
- AMTA/SCMA Technology Transfer Workshop, El Paso, TX
- AMTA/SCMA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Iron Oxidation, Arsenic Removal, Green Sand Media