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Comment: 11:02 - 11:56 (00:54)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 1. Down to Earth
Keywords: "Jim Goodrich", "Orange County", California, groundwater, "groundwater monitoring well", pollution

Our transcription: At the Orange Country Water District, Jim Goodrich is responsible for managing the ground water supply.
He is concerned both with the quantity and the quality of available water.
So what we've done at Orange County is developed a very sophisticated ground water monitoring program, which uses service water sampling, production well sampling, and dedicated monitoring well sampling.
Our monitoring wells are drilled to a depth of about 1,500 feet and isolate and tap up to 18 zones that we can monitor individually, so that if a contaminant is coming towards us, towards a production well, we can find it before it becomes a problem and institute a mitigation.

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