Accession Number : ADA132954

Title :   Blytheville AFB, Arkansas. Water Quality Management Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11-14 Apr 83,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : New,George R ; Gibson,David P , Jr

PDF Url : ADA132954

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The USAF OEHL conducted an on site water quality management survey at Blytheville AFB. Main areas of interest were (1) the wastewater treatment plant effluent fecal coliform count, and residual chlorine content, and (2) the stream sampling protocol. The drinking water plant, landfill and industrial shops were also included in the survey. Results of the survey indicated that the low residual chlorine content caused high fecal coliform counts in the wastewater effluent. The chemical parameters sampled in the stream monitoring program did not coincide with the requirements of the State of Arkansas and required modification. Recommendations were made to increase the residual chlorine content of the wastewater effluent and to increase the mixing of the chlorine contact chamber. A list of the chemical parameters was included in the report for stream monitoring.

Descriptors :   *Water quality, *Water pollution, *Water treatment, *Environmental management, Drinking water, Waste water, Sewers, Drainage, Solid wastes, Feces, Water reclamation, Chlorination, Waste disposal, Hazardous materials, Effluents, Coliform bacteria, Water analysis, Sampling, Earth fills, Wastes(Industrial), Chlorine, Concentration(Chemistry), Management, Surveys, Air Force facilities

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE