Sulfate In Irrigation Water - Knowledgebase Question

Valley Center, KS
Question by lostacres1
January 27, 2000
We have recently drilled a well. The water analysis came back with a warning of Sulfate concentration at 282mg/l. We wish to use this well water for irrigation for yard and garden plants. This is new landscaping. Will this sulfate concentration cause soil toxicity, if so, is there a method of treatment?


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Answer from NGA
January 27, 2000

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There are methods available for removing sulfate from water, however you might wish to check with your county extension (722-7211) about the effects and advisability of using the well water as is on plantings as well as their recommendations for any treatments.

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