Local challenges and water contaminants
According to Danish law, only simple water treatment at the waterworks (ae) is allowed, i.e. ration and sand filtering and no purification is allowed at the waterworks. The municipality of Skive must, together with local stakeholders, develop and implement a local action plan to guarantee high groundwater quality now and in the future.
Contaminants found in the action lab relevant for the protection of drinking water is primarily nitrate, while pesticides have only been found in concentrations well below the drinking water standard. With 85% of the land use being intensive agriculture, farming activities is the main source of nitrate.