Ohio Microbiology Program - NAWQA - Cycle 3

Science Center Objects

The goal of microbiological monitoring in NAWQA Cycle 3 is to determine the occurrence and distribution of indicators and pathogens in public and domestic groundwater supplies.

 

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The goal of microbiological monitoring in NAWQA Cycle 3 is to determine the occurrence and distribution of indicators and pathogens in public and domestic groundwater supplies.

Specific objectives are to:

  1. Determine if indicators and pathogens are present in groundwater sources identified as being at higher risk to fecal contamination than those wells at lower risk.
  2. Identify if the presence of indicator bacteria, coliphage, and aerobic endospores can be used to predict the presence of pathogens in groundwater sources.
  3. Identify well and aquifer characteristics associated with increased risk of pathogen detection.

 

Guidance for sampling in FY 2017

Please note that all microbiological analyses (bacteria, coliphage, and aerobic endospores) will be done at the OWML. Only a subset of samples will be analyzed for aerobic endospores. Please check with your Principal Aquifer Analyst.

 

Notify the OWML by phone or e-mail at least one week in advance of analytical needs

 

NEW ADDRESS:
USGS, Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory
6460 Busch Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH   43229