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Focus on Fecal Coliform Bacteria

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
02-10-010March 2002December 2005
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Author(s) Ann Butler
Description Many streams, lakes, and marine waters in Washington are contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria. Fecal coliform is an indicator of bacterial contamination from human and other warm-blooded animals. High levels of fecal coliform in the water can affect the public health, economy, and environmental quality of a community. This focus sheet provides an overview of the problem and ways in which citizens can reduce fecal coliform contamination.
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Keywords lakes, water, water quality, standards, lake, fecal coliform, bacteria

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