TABLE 3.

Comparison of available monitoring data for Passaic River with New Jersey water quality standardsa

PathogenNo. of organisms
New Jersey standardbIEC (2003)Exponent-Saybrook Place (2003) (n = 2 samples)USGSPVSC (2000 to 2001)
1991 to 19971997 only
Fecal coliformGM = 770/100 ml for SE2 watersGM = 2,980/100 ml>30,0002,7256061,120/100 mlc
GM = 1,500/100 ml for SE3 watersGM = 2,980/100 ml>30,0002,7256061,120/100 mlc
Fecal StreptococcusGM = 930/100 ml>30,000
EnterococcusGM = 35/100 ml for estuariesGM = 800/100 ml>30,000380200
Single-sample maximum = 104/100 ml for estuaries>24,000/100 ml (maximum)>30,0009,000400
  • a Abbreviations: GM, geometric mean; USGS, U.S. Geological Survey; PVSC, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners.

  • b Requires minimum of five samples spaced over a 30-day period.

  • c Arithmetic mean.