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Main Title Elliott Bay action program : a storm drain monitoring approach /
Author Schmoyer, B. ; Jacoby, J. ; Virgin, J.
CORP Author Tetra Tech, Inc., Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher Tetra Tech, Inc.,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 910/9-88-207; EPA-68-02-4341
Stock Number PB90-198896
OCLC Number 57590613
Subjects Water quality management--Washington (State)--Elliott Bay ; Storm sewers--Washington (State)--Seattle ; Urban runoff--Washington (State)--Seattle ; Pacific Ocean--Elliott Bay
Additional Subjects Elliott Bay ; Storm sewers ; Sediments ; Duwamish River ; Chemical compounds ; Puget Sound ; Discharges ; Substitutes ; Site surveys ; Industrial wastes ; Urban areas ; Water flow ; Water pollution sampling ; Environmental monitoring ; Toxic substances ; Storm water runoff ; Seattle(Washington) ; Pollution sources ; Tracer studies
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 910/9-88-207 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2006
ESAD  EPA 910-9-88-207 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/08/2016
NTIS  PB90-198896 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Stormwater runoff in storm drains is difficult to monitor because of its intermittent and highly variable nature. An alternative to discharge sampling, for screening for contamination, is in-line sediment sampling from low energy sections (manholes and shallow-sloped lines) of the drainage system. The Puget Sound Urban Bay Action Program for Elliott Bay has developed a four-phased monitoring approach for tracing contaminants and identifying sources of toxic contaminants in storm drain systems: compilation of available information to define the storm drain system, drainage basin characteristics and conditions in the receiving environment; collection of in-line sediment samples near the mouths of storm drains to identify contaminated drainage systems; selection of problem drains for further intensive inspection and conducting sampling activities to trace contaminants and identify the ultimate sources of contamination; confirmation of contaminant contributions from individual sources and identification of sources by collecting water samples from side drain connections that discharge into the storm drain. The results from one phase determine the necessary actions in each successive phase.
Cover title. "June 1988." "TC 3338-23. Task 5." "Final report. "Puget Sound Estuary Program."--At head of title. Includes bibliographical references.