Bacteria in the Hudson River. Enterococci as microbial indicators of pathogens. Where does bacteria come from?. Untreated wastewater (CSOs) Improper boat waste disposal Animal and wildlife waste Stormwater runoff. Enterococci.
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Enterococci as microbial indicators of pathogens
Capacity: 170 million gallons per day
125 mgd, dry weather
340 mgd, wet weather
combination of street drains and household and industrial wastewater
Outfall at West 129th Street
New method of testing enterococci by Idexx
Laboratories using a nutrient indicator that
fluoresces when metabolized by the bacteria
Similar technology in which nutrient indicator turns yellow when metabolized by coliforms, and flouresces when metabolized by E.Coli.