Provided advice on the significance of coliform organisms found in soil above a sewer in a law suit involving three homeowners. The downstream homeowner attributed the coliforms to leakage of sewage from the upstream lots but sampling found that the coliform concentrations were lower in the soil near the sewer than on the surface of the plaintiff’s lot. The most likely source of the coliforms at the surface was the plaintiff’s dogs.
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Bonneau Dickson, PE