Detection of the human specific Bacteroides genetic marker provides evidence of widespread sewage contamination of stormwater in the urban environment

Detection of the human specific Bacteroides genetic marker provides evidence of widespread sewage contamination of stormwater in the urban environment

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Sauer, E., VandeWalle, J., Bootsma, M., McLellan, S. 2011. Detection of the human specific Bacteroides genetic marker provides evidence of widespread sewage contamination of stormwater in the urban environment. Water Research. Elsevier, New York, NY. Volume 45.Pages 4081-4091

pollutant, surface water, water quality, Stormwater

Human sewage contamination of surface waters is a major human health concern. Authors found urban stormwater systems that collect and convey runoff from impervious surfaces act as a conduit for sewage originating from breeches in sanitary sewer infrastructure.

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