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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.