Water Contaminant Explorer

Henry Duranchacon, GIS ’21

The existence of well-water contaminants can impact negatively on human health when ingested for drinking water due to the deficient information about these pollutants in San Bernardino County. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is dedicated to protecting its residents’ health by providing a look-up table system, which contains general information about harmful pollutants. This project report explores the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to significantly enhance the water well look up table system for conveying timely and accurate information to end users. This GIS framework features a cloud-based system that encompasses interactive web maps and metrics dashboard, which are important for location-based data visualization. The research delivers new insights in to how GIS technology can effectively convey comprehensive well-water pollutant information, and enhance the data management system, so users can make informed decisions for well-water consumption. henrydurch@gmail.com