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Water Screening Test Protocols for Stormwater MS4 Guidance Using Colorimetric and Turbidimetric Techniques

According the U.S. Census bureau the world’s population went from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 6 billion in 2000 and is on pace to exceed 9 billion by 2050. We will soon have 3 times the global population we had only in 1950, and with this growth comes enormous impacts on the surface of our globe. As buildings and pavement expand so do our obligations to control stormwater effluents.

Urban development creates new pollution, which can either be washed or directly dumped into storm sewer systems, and ultimately into our waterways and coastal areas. Storm runoff leaving developed urban areas is significantly greater in inorganic content than runoff from the same area prior to development.

 

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