This literature search is intended to gather information documenting water quality changes that occur during water storage and movement underground around ASR wells, particularly relating to microbiota (e.g., bacteria, viruses, protozoa). The project descriptions contained in this web site emphasize ASR wells; however, comparable data are also available from sinkholes, which are common in Florida, as well as drainage wells used for lake level control and for urban drainage, bank filtration systems, and monitor wells associated with deep injection well disposal of wastewater treatment plant effluent. While most project descriptions focus on Florida sites, summaries highlighting other locations that appear pertinent are also provided. As data from these and other sites become available, they will be added to the literature search. In this way, all of the literature search results will be available for public review and will provide a forum for receipt of additional information that may become evident. Such additional information may be added to the web site following appropriate peer review.
A companion literature search has been prepared by Dr. Joan B. Rose and David E. John at the University of South Florida, covering laboratory scientific studies of the fate of microbiota under conditions replicating, to some extent, those that might occur during aquifer storage. A copy of that literature search is presented on this web site as Section 1.0 Scientific Literature and Laboratory Investigations.