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Title: WRRCSR No.1:15:87 A Virus Monitoring Program for Irrigating Sugarcane with Mililani Sewage Effluent 
Author: Fujioka, Roger S.; Lau, L. Stephen
Date: 1987-01
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii
Citation: Fujioka RS, Lau LS. 1986. A virus monitoring program for irrigating sugarcane with Mililani sewage effluent. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii. WRRC special report, 1:15:87.
Abstract: The City and County of Honolulu (CCH) and the Oahu Sugar Company (OSC) have entered into a long-term agreement to use sewage effluent to irrigate sugar cane. Briefly, the objective of this monitoring program is to establish the quality of the sewage effluent used for irrigation and the quality of the groundwater, down gradient of the designated sugar cane fields. The goal of this study is to determine whether the quality of the groundwater will show signs of contamination with wastewater components, especially human enteric viruses. The baseline quality of the 5 selected groundwater sources and the Mililani sewage effluent with respect to indicator bacteria, human enteric viruses, chemical, metals and pesticides has been established. The data collected indicate the high quality of these groundwater sources. The first round of groundwater samples taken approximately 5 months after sewage irrigation of sugar cane had begun do not show any difference in the quality of the groundwater.
Series/Report No.: WRRC Special Reports
Sponsorship: Dept. of Public Works City and County of Honolulu; Board of Water Supply City and County of Honolulu; Oahu Sugar Company Grant/Contract No. C04014
Pages/Duration: 43 pages
LC Subject Headings: Groundwater -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Irrigation water -- Quality.
Sewage irrigation -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Sewage irrigation -- Health aspects.
Sugarcane -- Irrigation -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Water reuse -- Hawaii -- Oahu.

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