Field Evaluation of Indicator Bacteria Removal by Stormwater BMPs in North Carolina

  title={Field Evaluation of Indicator Bacteria Removal by Stormwater BMPs in North Carolina},
  author={Jon Michael Hathaway and William F. Hunt and J. D. Wright and Steve Jadlocki},
In the United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Water Quality Inventory in 2000, 13% of the river and stream miles that were surveyed were impaired by pathogen indicator bacteria (USEPA 2002). Stormwater runoff is a transport mechanism for indicator bacteria to receiving waters, resulting in an increased risk to public health through consumption of contaminated shellfish or ingestion by swimmers. Urban stormwater is commonly treated by stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs… 

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