Science Inventory

PERFORMANCE OF RETENTION PONDS AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS FOR ATTENUATING BACTERIAL STRESSORS

Citation:

STRUCK, S. D., A. SELVAKUMAR, AND M. BORST. PERFORMANCE OF RETENTION PONDS AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS FOR ATTENUATING BACTERIAL STRESSORS. In Proceedings, 2007 World Environment and Water Resources Congress, Restoring our Natural Habitat, Tampa, FL, May 15 - 19, 2007. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, VA, 8, (2007).

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

Microbial contamination from fecal origins in stormwater runoff poses a risk to human health through the consumption of drinking water and recreational and bathing contact with surface waters. Indicator bacteria serve as the regulatory meter by which water quality is measured and water quality standards (WQS) must be met. However, because of the potentially high indicator bacteria concentrations in stormwater runoff, the untreated fraction in effluent may increase receiving water concentrations beyond WQS. This is in contrast to sanitary and combined stormwater and sanitary systems which, other than during sewer overflow, chemically treat the wastewater routed to treatment plants.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Product Published Date: 05/15/2007
Record Last Revised: 12/18/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 165207

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT BRANCH