Fecal coliform T.M.D.L. implementation - a case study Mcintosh Trail Regional Development Center, Griffin, GA
Fecal coliform is the most frequently listed stream impairment on the Georgia 303(d) list, the listing of streams and associated water quality impairments required under the US Clean Water Act. In many instances, the stream is categorized as impaired based on a minimal water quality data set. Under these circumstances it is difficult to implement a TMDL that will serve to improve the water quality. There is a need for additional water quality data along with watershed studies to focus on the specific pollution sources. This is the only way to have a meaningful impact on water quality through costeffective application of limited financial resources.