Water-Quality Assessment of Southern Florida - Wastewater Discharges and Runoff

Fact Sheet 032-98
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Abstract

Nearly 800 million gallons per day of treated wastewater was discharged in the Southern Florida National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) study unit in 1990, most to the Atlantic Ocean (44 percent) and to deep, saline aquifers (25 percent). About 9 percent was discharged to fresh surface waters and about 22 percent to shallow ground water, of which septic tanks accounted for 9 percent. Runoff from agricultural and urban lands, though not directly measured, is a large source of wastewater in southern Florida.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water-Quality Assessment of Southern Florida - Wastewater Discharges and Runoff
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 032-98
DOI 10.3133/fs03298
Edition -
Year Published 1998
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
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