Source Identification and Ranking of Wet Weather Discharges in an Urban Area

by Raymond M. Wright, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, United States,
Leon T. Thiem, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, United States,
Igor Runge, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Abstract: A study has recently been completed to characterize the pollutant loadings to the Providence River, RI during wet weather conditions. A total of 11 land based sampling stations including three wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF), five tributaries, two WWTF bypasses, and 1 combined sewage overflow (CSO) were monitored for three storms. Wet weather loadings were measured allowing the sources to be ranked for five trace metals and three nutrients.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Water pollution | Rain loads | Sewage | Overflow | Water discharge measurement | Wastewater treatment plants | Load factors | Water treatment plants | North America | United States | Rhode Island | Providence

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