EFFECT OF ANTHROPOGENIC POLLUTANTS ON THE QUALITY OF SURFACE WATERS AND GROUNDWATERS IN THE CATCHMENT BASIN OF LAKE BIALSKIE
Agnieszka Listosz 1  
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Aneta Pytka 1  
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Michał Marzec 1  
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Bożena Sosnowska 2  
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Antoni Grzywna 1  
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Andrzej Mazur 1  
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Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Biotechnology, Human Nutrition and Food Commodities, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, ul. Skromna 8, 20-704 Lublin, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-30
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):154–162
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The work evaluates the effect of anthropogenic pollutants on the quality of water in Lake Bialskie (51º32’07” N 23º00’55” E) and its catchment basin. Samples of water were taken from the lake (4 sampling points) and from wells dug within the catchment basin. The quality of water was analysed in May, June, August and November 2015. In the wells only in single cases was the level of chemical pollution found to exceed drinking water standards. However, in all samples the standard content of manganese was exceeded. In waters from the lake the concentrations of total phosphorus, which can contribute to eutrophication were recorded above the standard level. Both in waters from the lake and from the well a large count of meso- and psychrophiles and Coli and faecal coliforms as well as faecal Enterococci was found, which points to a high degree of contamination of the analysed waters with anthropogenic faeces. The phenomenon was observed to intensify in summer months, which can be associated with increased tourist traffic around the lake in this period.
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Krzysztof Jóżwiakowski   
Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland