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Main Title Microorganisms in Urban Stormwater /
Author Olivieri, Vincent P. ; Kruse, Cornelius W. ; Kawata., Kazuyoshi ;
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Author Title of a Work
Olivieri, Vincent P.
Kruse, Cornelius W.
Kawata, Kazuyoshi.
CORP Author Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md. School of Hygiene and Public Health.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-087; EPA-R-802709
Stock Number PB-272 245
OCLC Number 41706361
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Microorganisms. ; Urban runoff--United States. ; Storm sewers. ; Pathogenic microorganisms
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Bioassay ; Storm sewers ; Urban areas ; Water pollution ; Rainfall ; Stream flow ; Combined sewers ; Runoff ; Staphylococcus ; Pseudomonas aeruginosa ; Overflows ; Correlation techniques ; Pathology ; Indicator species ; Sampling ; Enteroviruses ; Urban hydrology ; Storm water runoff ; Baltimore(Maryland)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-087 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/27/2011
EJED  EPA 600/2-77/087 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2005
EKAM  EPA-600/2-77-087 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/27/1999
ELBD  EPA 600-2-77-087 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/19/1997
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-087 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2017
NTIS  PB-272 245 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xii, 182 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps ; 28 cm.
Microbiological quantitative assays of Baltimore City urban runoff were conducted throughout a 12 month period to show the relationships to several factors such as separate or combined sewer flow, urban characteristics of drainage area, rainfall, and quantity of flow during and between rain storms. In general, there was a consistently high recovery of both pathogenic and indicator organisms throughout the study except for Shigella sp. which is believed to have been present but could not be isolated due to interferences during the culture procedure. There appeared to be little relationship between pathogen recovery and season of the year, amount of rainfall, period of the antecedent rainfall, and stream flow. The most concentrated pathogens were Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Salmonella and enteroviruses, though frequently isolated, were found. The background samples (sewage, urban streams and reservoirs) between storms gave good positive correlation between indicators and pathogens at a 95 to 99% level of confidence, whereas, the stormwater had no or poor correlation. The logical solution would point to the removal of sanitary sewage overflows rather than the disinfection of all urban runoff for removing the health hazard and improving the quality of urban runoff.
Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Environment Health, Baltimore, Maryland, under Grant no. R 802709. Issued July 1977. Chiefly tables. Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-145). Includes appendices.