This paper discusses the quality of storm-water runoff from urban freeways in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The storm water from preselected areas was collected and tested to determine the concentrations of study parameters. Freeway runoff was compared with influent and effluent of the Milwaukee Sewage Treatment Plant, adopted intrastate water quality standardeds for Wisconsin, water from the Menominee River (which is the outfall for the freeway watersheds studied), and other national and international urban storm-water data. The results of this study indicate that the runoff from freeways in an urban area is of poor quality. Further research is needed to provide more specific data about the source of pollution so that the problem of storm-water runoff quality can be solved.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Water quality, conduits, and geometrics
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  • Accession Number: 00131182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024633
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM