Investigation of the fate of individual sewage disposal system effluent in Turkey Creek Basin, Colorado
With rapid development and population growth in the Turkey Creek Basin (TCB) of Jefferson County, Colorado, the degradation of water quality has become a pressing issue. Residents of TCB are served by a fractured, crystalline-rock-aquifer, typical of those in the western US that provide water to residential users through individual domestic wells and treat wastewater with individual sewage disposal systems (ISDSs). Specific Conductivity (an indicator of water quality) in the surface water data from the 1970s has increased by a factor of 3.3 over the past 30 years. However, Specific Conductivity ...
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