An urban coastal stream, above tidal reach, and three municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents were analyzed for fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci and enterococci to determine the effect of dechlorination on those bacterial populations. Analyses were conducted during low and high flow periods from stormwater inflow. Improvement in bacterial water quality was found, principally due to municipality efforts to correct illicit connections and other sewerage system problems. Fecal coliform genera were identified and quantified. Regrowth of dechlorinated effluent bacteria was minimal.
Research Article|March 01 1995
Significance of indicator bacteria changes in an urban stream
Ernst M. Davis
M. Truett Garrett
Water Sci Technol (1995) 31 (5-6): 243-246.
Ernst M. Davis, M. Truett Garrett, Terri D. Skinner; Significance of indicator bacteria changes in an urban stream. Water Sci Technol 1 March 1995; 31 (5-6): 243–246. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1995.0614
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