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EMC Sets Limits on Phosphorus in Discharges to Falls and Jordan Lakes

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In March the Environmental Management Commission ruled that municipalities and industrial operations which discharge treated wastewater into Falls and Jordan Lakes must reduce phosphorus levels by 1990. Falls and Jordan Lakes were declared nutrient-sensitive in 1983, and stringent regulations were imposed to control the growth of algae in the lakes. A lower phosphorus standard will make it more feasible to employ biological, rather than chemical, methods to remove phosphorus.