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."
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.