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WRRCSR No.1:15:87 A Virus Monitoring Program for Irrigating Sugarcane with Mililani Sewage Effluent

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Title:WRRCSR No.1:15:87 A Virus Monitoring Program for Irrigating Sugarcane with Mililani Sewage Effluent
Authors:Fujioka, Roger S.
Lau, L. Stephen
LC Subject Headings:Groundwater -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Irrigation water -- Quality.
Sewage irrigation -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Sewage irrigation -- Health aspects.
Sugarcane -- Irrigation -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
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Date Issued:Jan 1987
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.
Series:WRRC Special Reports
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.
Pages/Duration:43 pages
Appears in Collections: WRRC Special Reports

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