Profiles of groundwater and sediment properties were collected at three sites in Bangladesh with an inexpensive sampling device that is deployed by modifying the local manual drilling method. Dissolved As concentrations in the groundwater samples ranging from 5 to 600,mug/L between 5 and 50 m depth closely matched vertical profiles from nearby nests of monitoring wells. In combination with a field kit, the device provides a means of targeting aquifers for the installation of tube wells that meet the drinking water standard for As. The device is also a useful research tool for unraveling the relationships between the As content of groundwater and the complex structure of flood plain and deltaic environments throughout South Asia.
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