Accession Number:

ADA267250

Title:

Wastewater Characterization Survey, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Sep 92-9 Oct 92,

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

A wastewater characterization survey was conducted at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, from 28 September 1992 - 9 October 1992 by personnel from the Water Quality Branch of Armstrong Laboratory. Extensive sampling of the wastewater lagoon influent, effluent, and sludge was conducted. In addition, 9 industrial sites were sampled in the industrial areas of the base. The average influent biochemical oxygen demand BOD was 197 milligrams per liter mg1 and the average chemical oxygen demand COD was 436 mg1. The lagoons removed 63 of the BOD in the wastewater. Low levels of metals were found, but levels of oils and greases, chloride, sulfate, solids, nitrogen, and phosphorus were higher than typical of weak wastewater levels. Selenium levels in the wastewater were higher than allowed by New Mexico Water Quality Regulations for irrigation. The new wastewater treatment plant to be built must comply with New Mexico standards for discharges of water into or below the surface of the ground.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE