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Other Pollutants (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."

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Some of the other pollutants, of course, are nutrients -- fertilizers that are applied to farm fields or lawns can be dissolved into water and then once that runoff begins, it will carry these dissolved nutrients -- nitrogen, and phosphorous are two of the big concerns. Some of the other pollutants might be like E. coli that might come off a livestock operation feedlot, or you might have raccoons go up a stormsewer and have a bowel movement and there may be E. coli in their feces that then get washed out into a river. So those are examples of some of the pollutants we deal with.

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