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Main Title Variation of Urban Runoff with Duration and Intensity of Storms.
Author Brownle, Robert C. ; Austi, T. Al ; Well, Dan M. ;
CORP Author Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1970
Report Number WRC-70-3; OWRR-B-064-TEX; 01546,; B-064-TEX(1)
Stock Number PB-195 785
Additional Subjects ( Surface water runoff ; Urban Areas) ; ( Water pollution ; Sewage) ; ( Storm sewers ; Water pollution) ; Watersheds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Nitrates ; Water quality ; Solids ; PH ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Sewage disposal ; Combined sewers ; Rainfall intensity ; Statistical data ; Regression analysis ; Lubbock(Texas)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-195 785 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 77p
A great many cities transport raw domestic sewage to treatment facilities in the same sewer systems used to carry storm runoff from their streets. The storm runoff carried by these combined sewers, during even moderate rainstorms, can greatly exceed the capacity of municipal sewage treatment plants. This study was undertaken to determine the concentrations of pollutants carried by the storm runoff from a small residential watershed, and to consider the variations of pollutant concentrations with the duration of runoff. Surface runoff from rainstorms on the small residential watershed contains pollutant concentrations which vary in average and extreme values from storm to storm. Average total dissolved solids and nitrates as well as the average pH value of storm runoff are within the USPHS standards for drinking water, while solids concentrations and total alkalinity concentrations are in the range of those found in raw sewage influent. Average BOD concentration of the samples tested is approximately the same as that of secondary sewage treatment effluent. (WRSIC abstract)