Inventory of major municipal and industrial point source dischargers in the Great Lakes Basin
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Published by IJC Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ont .
Written in English


  • Water quality -- Great Lakes Region (North America),
  • Water -- Pollution -- Great Lakes Region (North America)

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ContributionsInternational Joint Commission. Great Lakes Regional Office, Great Lakes Water Quality Board. Remedial Programs Subcommittee
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14999159M

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  The Great Lakes are, from west to east: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and are a dominant part of the physical and cultural heritage of North America. Shared with Canada and spanning more than miles (1, kilometers) from west to east, these vast inland freshwater seas provide water for consumption, transportation, power, recreation and a host of other . Capacity Development in the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. industrial point-source polluters have had a. indirect industrial dischargers and sector-Author: Isobel Heathcote. The water of the lakes and the many resources of the Great Lakes basin have played a major role in the history and development of the United States and Canada. For the early European explorers and settlers, the lakes and their tributaries were the avenues for penetrating the continent, extracting valued resources and carrying local products abroad. in the Great Lakes Basin Additional Treatment Facilities in the U.S. generally related to point source discharges or tributary inflows, where quality is degraded. for of the major industrial dischargers. These permits contain two important elements: effluent limitations.

  The Great Lakes constitute a reservoir for about one-fifth of the world's total fresh water supply (EC, ; GLU, ).This immense water quantity has made the Great Lakes strategic for the economic development of the eight states of the USA and two provinces of Canada that surround them ().Over 40 million people live in the Great Lakes basin (EC, ; GLU, ). provide a complete inventory of all point source dischargers in the Basin in the preparation of the inventory of pollution abatement requirements called for in Article VI of the Agreement. Although the progress in municipal waste treatment in the Great Lakes Basin has been encouraging, the Commission is of the.   The high levels of point source treatment required to meet mesotrophic loading conditions suggest that the so-called feasible solution may be impractical. Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited. "Evaluation of remedial measures to control non-point sources of water pollution in the Great Lakes Basin." Paterson, R.B. multiple sources including municipal and industrial point source dischargers, tributaries, connecting channels, and atmospheric deposition. In some cases, the data are limited and assumptions are made to derive an estimate. For example, while believed to be a small source (~6%), the estimate for atmospheric load is.

Loadings from all Municipal Dischargers in each Basin Estimated Phosphorcs Removal Capital Cost in the Estimated Annual Operating and Maintenance Costs Province of Ontario for Phosphorus Removal for Both U.S. and Canada in the Great Lakes Basin Sludge Disposal or Utilization in the Great Lakes Status of Compliance with Industrial NPDES Permit. in the great lakes system during major legal and enforcement actions during funds committed for municipal sewerage construction in the great lakes basin construction of major municipal projects reported mllnic 1 pal phosphorus loads in the great lakes bas in municipal plants in lake erie basin o rn3/d (10 mgd) flow. Report to the Great Lakes Water Quality Board A Review of Pretreatment Programs in the Great Lakes Basin by the Municipal Pretreatment Task Force of the Point Source Coordinators International Joint Commission Great Lakes Regional Office Windsor, Ontario U.S. Environmental Protection Agency A««ru«t Re^on 5,library (PLJ) _ ^ August, 7^*Wesl JacRson BoutevanJt 12ttl floor.   Although groundwater quality in the Great Lakes Basin (GLB) is generally good, nutrient concentrations in aquifers can become elevated by a range of agricultural and non-agricultural activities. Nutrients can be delivered from groundwater to the Great Lakes by indirect discharge into tributaries or direct discharge into the lakes.