Accession Number : ADA294243

Title :   Comprehensive Coliform Contamination Report Bacteriological Contamination Project, Andrews AFB, MD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Jan 94,

Corporate Author : EA ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INC HUNT VALLEY MD

Personal Author(s) : Goodfellow, W. ; Griffin, G. ; Klingler, D.

PDF Url : ADA294243

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 257

Abstract : This report addresses the investigation of reported reoccurring coliform problems in the potable water system at Andrews Air Force Base (AFB). The base has experienced coliform levels reported above the allowable Maryland standards, that have occurred sporadically over the last 2 years. Data contained in the Andrews AFB water quality records review indicate no distinguishable pattern to the reported coliform contamination by location or time. Further investigation including side-by-side sampling and analysis by Andrews AFB and two independent laboratories indicated the base's handling and collection procedures were the most likely cause for the instances of positive coliform. Sampling results obtained over the 2-month period subsequent to Andrews AFB implementing corrections to these procedures have indicated no coliform contamination.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, *CONTAMINATION, *SEDIMENTS, *COLIFORM BACTERIA, POSITION(LOCATION), MARYLAND, DRINKING WATER, SAMPLING, STANDARDS, LABORATORIES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, RECORDS, WATER QUALITY, COLLECTING METHODS, WATER SUPPLIES.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE