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  Document AGEC-856 Groundwater: A Resource for the Future

This fact sheet describes the location, quality, and how to protect Oklahoma's groundwater supplies.

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  Document AGEC-891 Communicating Water Quality Risk Issues to the Public

This fact sheet discusses how to keep the public informed of water quality issues without creating panic and/or anger.

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  Document ANSI-3953 E. coli: An Overview

By Josh Payne. E. coli are bacteria found naturally in the environment. While there are many harmless E. coli strains, certain strains such as E. coli O157:H7 are considered pathogenic and capable of infecting humans. By following recommended food preparation and personal hygienic practices, individuals can reduce their risk of becoming infected. This fact sheet was revised from BAE-1524.Revised August 2016.

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  Document BAE-1518 Water Quality Series: Capturing and Recycling Irrigation Runoff as a Pollution Prevention Measure

By Shanda Wilson and Sharon von Broembsen. This fact sheet discusses capturing and recycling runoff water and how this can prevent pollution in drinking and other water supplies.

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  Document BAE-1519 Emergency Water Supplies

This fact sheet discusses the proper way to store water for emergencies, as well as how to disinfect water. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document BAE-1523 Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

By Saleh Taghvaeian. This fact sheet discusses studies that have highlighted the detection of medications hormones, and other pharmaceuticals in public water supplies around the nation. Revised March 2015.

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  Document BAE-1525 Irrigation Pump System Testing

By Robert Scott Frazier and Carol Jones. This fact sheet discusses efficiency testing of irrigation pumps, which can result in considerable savings per year.

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  Document BAE-1531 The Ogallala Aquifer

By Saleh Taghvaeian, R. Scott Frazier, Dustin Livingston and Garey Fox. This fact sheet discusses the Ogallala Aquifer, the primary source of water for many communities throughout the High Plains region.

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  Document BAE-1538 Measuring Depth to Groundwater in Irrigation Wells

By R. Scott Frazier, Saleh Taghvaeian and Divya Handa. This fact sheet discusses measuring depth to groundwater in irrigation wells.

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  Document E-1030 Whose Water Is It Anyway?

By Michael Smolen, Aaron Mittelstet, and Bakki Harjo. This circular compares the water rights frameworks of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document EPP-7450 Safe Use of Pesticides in the Home and Garden

By Jackie Lee. This fact sheet discusses the different types of pesticides and their proper selection, use, and storage. Revised June 2015.

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  Document EPP-7462 Rinsing and Disposing of Pesticide Containers

By Jacki Lee. Both Federal law and Oklahoma law require pesticide applicators to rinse all empty pesticide containers properly before disposal. This fact sheet discusses the proper methods. Revised December 2013.

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  Document L-296 Understanding Your Household Water Test Report

By Hailin Zhang. This brochure explains the water test report recieved from the OSU Soil, Water, and Forage Analytical Laboratory. Revised July 2016.

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  Document L-323 Understanding Your Irrigation Water Test Report

This leaflet discusses the factors of a water test report and how to read the results. Revised July 2016.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Brochure

This brochure describes th Oklahom*A*Syst Program, which is designed to help you protect, maintain, and improve the quality of ground water-your source of drinking water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #1: Site Assessment: Protecting Water Quality Around Your Home

This worksheet will help you evaluate important physical characteristics of your home-site, such as soils, geology, depth to ground water, and distance to surface water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #2: Drinking Water Well Management

This worksheet is a guide to help you better understand the condition of your well and how to take care of it. It identifies situations and practices that are safe and some that may require prompt attention. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #4: Liquid Fuels: Safe Management of Gasoline, Diesel, and Other Fuels

This worksheet can help you evaluate liquid fuel management practices, identify areas of risk, and develop an action plan to reduce or eliminate potential problems. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #5: Managing Hazardous Household Products

This worksheet helps you make choices that will reduce risks to your family and your water resources. Remember, it is up to you to assure safe use and disposal of any products you use. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Assessment Planner

This assessment planner includes a grid to help you diagram your farm or ranch, which may provide useful information to help keep your ground water clean. Reviewed June 2014.

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