Impacts of Extension Education on Improving Residential Stormwater Quality: Monitoring Results
The project reported in this article evaluated whether stormwater quality could be improved by educating homeowners and implementing best management practices in a suburban neighborhood. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and bacteria levels from two watersheds were compared using the paired watershed approach. Resident surveys, property site assessments, soil tests, and water quality and quantity monitoring were conducted. A x2-analysis of survey data indicated no significant changes in measured behavior. Significant (p=0.01) reductions in NO3-N and fecal coliform bacteria concentrations occurred; however, total nitrogen concentrations did not change significantly.
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Dietz, M. E., Clausen, J. C., Warner, G. S., & Filchak, K. K. (2002). Impacts of Extension Education on Improving Residential Stormwater Quality: Monitoring Results. The Journal of Extension, 40(6), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss6/13