Focus on Fecal Coliform Bacteria
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|Description||Many streams, lakes, and marine waters in Washington are contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria. Fecal coliform is an indicator of bacterial contamination from human and other warm-blooded animals. High levels of fecal coliform in the water can affect the public health, economy, and environmental quality of a community. This focus sheet provides an overview of the problem and ways in which citizens can reduce fecal coliform contamination.|
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|Keywords||lakes, water, water quality, standards, lake, fecal coliform, bacteria|
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