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Bacteria in the Bayous Bacteria in the Bayous

In urban waterways, bacteria can come from many sources: storm-water runoff, illicit discharges, wildlife, leaking septic systems, sanitary sewer overflows, stream sediments, wastewater effluent, topsoil, and leaking sanitary sewer systems. Some contribute pollutants during dry weather and some during wet weather. Wet-weather sources of bacteria are particularly challenging to control. Read more

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