An Evaluation of the Effect of Discharging a High Quality Effluent into a Small Ozark Mountain Stream
Pollution control, water quality, water quality modeling, water quality monitoring, water quality standards
Recently the newly constructed Fayetteville wastewater treatment plant went on line and directed a portion of its discharge to a point in the Mud Creek drainage basin that had previously not received any effluent. Prior to the discharge, a background study had been performed to establish the water quality in the basin. The background data, when compared to the data collected by this study, allowed any alteration of the stream water quality to be evaluated. Also the modeling procedure used to set the effluent limits for the treatment plant was analyzed. All stream data were compared to the limits set forth for surface water quality by the Department of Pollution Control and Ecology. The new discharge had some effect on the receiving stream, however, the stream still meets Arkansas water quality standards for all parameters.
Parker, David G.; Cotter, Floyd E.; and Parker, Sandra C.. 1990. An Evaluation of the Effect of Discharging a High Quality Effluent into a Small Ozark Mountain Stream. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. PUB147. 107
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