fecal coliform bacteria

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria in six Houston-Galveston area bays have risen to the point that some areas are closed to the harvesting of shellfish for direct marketing, according to the Texas agency in charge of environment. “Microorganisms from human and animal waste may contaminate oysters and other…

$12,000 Fine Flows From Muddy Runoff to Puget Sound

$12,000 Fine Flows From Muddy Runoff to Puget Sound

BELLEVUE, Washington, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Department of Ecology has fined developers of a Lynnwood residential construction site $12,000 for failing to prevent polluted runoff into Swamp Creek. Pacific Ridge Homes LLC of Bothell, Washington are the developers of the eight-acre project, Blackstone Residential Community at 15730 Manor Way. In announcing…