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Main Title Microbial Sampling Variables and Recreational Water Quality Standards.
Author Brenniman, Gary R. ; Rosenberg, Saul H. ; Northrop, Robert L. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at the Medical Center, Chicago. School of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-804569; EPA-600/J-81-123;
Stock Number PB81-185738
Additional Subjects Lake Erie ; Indicator species ; Water quality ; Sampling ; Microorganisms ; Concentration(Composition) ; Recreation ; Standards ; Water pollution ; Bacteria ; Coliform bacteria ; Reprints ; Water sampling ; Bioindicators
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-185738 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
A study was conducted at two beaches on Lake Erie to evaluate the water sampling design for the collection of several microbiological indicator organisms in relation to day, time, and location of collection. The concentrations of these organisms were generally found to vary significantly (P 0.05) by the specific time of day and day of weekend that collection took place. However, the concentrations of these organisms did not vary significantly (P 0.05) at various locations in the bathing area. Future studies investigating the health effects of recreational water as related to microbiological variables should be designed to collect water samples at the specific time of day and day of weekend that an individual was exposed. In addition, sampling at various locations in the bathing area should probably be considered for those beaches having poor dispersion of fecal waste sources.