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Main Title South Platte River Basin Irrigation of Vegetables With Sewage-Polluted Water.
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Denver, Colo. South Platte River Basin Project.
Year Published 1967
Report Number PR-12;
Stock Number PB-216 951
Additional Subjects ( Irrigation ; Water quality) ; ( Public health ; Irrigation) ; ( Platte River Basin ; Water pollution) ; ( Colorado ; Water pollution) ; Vegetables ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 951 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 76p
Abstract The possible health hazard resulting from irrigation with sewage-polluted water of vegetables normally consumed raw has long concerned public health officials. Conflicting opinions have evolved on the degree of danger caused by this practice. Commonly accepted objectives for sewage irrigation practices have not been developed, nor have there been established generally approved standards for the quality of irrigation water. In the South Platte River Basin downstream from and north of Denver to Brighton, Colorado, the largest use of water is for agriculture. In the area immediately north of Denver many varieties of 'salad vegetables' were raised. At the time of this study these vegetables were irrigated with polluted water diverted via four main supply ditches from the South Platte River just below entry of the Denver Northside sewage treatment plant effluent. Other inadequately treated municipal and industrial effluents contributed to the overall pollution in this vicinity. During 1963-64 a field sampling and laboratory analysis program was conducted on vegetables, the soils in which they were grown, and the waters with which they were irrigated. Samples of vegetables, soils, and waters were analyzed for three bacterial indices of pollution.
PUB Date Free Form Nov 67,
Category Codes 2D; 13B; 68D; 52E
NTIS Prices PC E03/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326550619
Origin NTIS
Type CAT