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Hyer, K. 2007. A Multiple-Tracer Approach for Identifying Sewage Sources to an Urban Stream System. Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5317. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA. Pages 1-100
bacteria, septic systems, stream, water quality
A multiple-tracer study was conducted to identify site-specific sources of sewage in Accotink Creek, an urban stream in Fairfax County, Virginia, that is listed on the Commonwealth’s priority list of impaired streams for violations of the fecal coliform bacteria standard. A multiple-tracer approach was used to locate sources of sewage inputs to Accotink Creek.