“Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water Findings: #2 was #1

“Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water Findings: #2 was #1

Bourbon Street in New Orleans frequently has stagnant water sitting along the curbs at all hours of the day rain or shine. This phenomenon is somewhat unusual and is likely due to inadequate drainage as the street is more than 100 years old and doesn’t slope...
What’s Living in “Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water?

What’s Living in “Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water?

Have you ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans? Microbe Detectives just got back from a great week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. We really enjoyed the culture, amazing food and great music, and it was a very successful business trip. However, we spent several nights...
The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1%...
Fecal Contamination Linked To Unsafe Water

Fecal Contamination Linked To Unsafe Water

This article discusses fecal contamination in Wisconsin’s public water systems and ground water wells. It highlights human associated bacteria as one of the sources.  According to the article, fecal contamination could be present in as many as 169,000 of...