Sewering the coast: Bane or blessing to marine water quality

Robert G. Paterson, Raymond J. Burby, Arthur C. Nelson

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Abstract

local wastewater management policies can be important tools for protecting marine water quality when coordinated with sound land use and environmental planning. that relationship is examined through a review of the point and nonpoint source pollution issues associated with centralized versus decentralized wastewater management approaches, sewerage extension and plant expansion effects, and sewerage management practices. we use information provided by 161 local jurisdictions in coastal regions of the southeastern united states and various secondary regions of the southeastern united states and various secondary sources. the article concludes with a discussion of policy implications and recommendations to improve the coordination of local sewerage extension/expansion practices and land use planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-252
Number of pages14
JournalCoastal Management
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Point source
  • Pollution
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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