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RECORD NUMBER: 452 OF 467
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Waste Source and Water Quality Studies, Surf City, North Carolina and Vicinity.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Surveillance and Analysis Div. ;North Carolina Dept. of Natural and Economic Resources, Raleigh. ;North Carolina Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh.|
|Stock Number||PB-264 974|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality ; Sewage ; Surface waters ; Ground water ; Septic tanks ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Concentration(Composition) ; Shellfish ; Monitoring ; Tables(Data) ; Drainage ; Water table ; Leaching ; Chemical indicators ; Dyes ; Coliform bacteria ; Carbon ; Organic compounds ; Hydrogeology ; Sediments ; Samples ; Surf City(North Carolina) ; Water pollution detection ; Water quality data ; Tracer studies|
Water quality investigations were conducted in the vicinity of Surf City, NC, to determine the background water quality, sources of bacterial contamination of shellfish-growing waters and to evaluate the impact of septic tank systems on surface and groundwater quality. Study results revealed that septic tank systems degrade the quality of the shallow groundwater and contribute significant bacterial contamination to shellfish-growing waters via surface runoff. Surface ponding of septic tank leachates during periods of rainfall constitutes a sanitary nuisance and a potential health hazard.