This study has evaluated the removal of traditional biological indicators of faecal pollution and two new indicators: Pseudomonasaeruginosa and Clostridiumperfringens in waste stabilization ponds which were installed at the waste treatment plant of Loures, at Frielas, near Lisbon.

The removal efficiency for indicator organisms was 10/100 ml in the anaerobic pond A1, except for one of them, and less in A2. In facultative ponds the removal was 10/100 ml while in maturation pond M2 the removal efficiency was higher for traditional indicators than for the new indicators; in pond Ml the removal was less than in M2.

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