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Human Wastes

Besides creating a health hazard, human waste carries with it a large amount of oxygen consuming bacteria.  Sometimes this is a problem during floods when sewage treatment plants overflow and are not able to treat all the water.  Raw sewage can spill into the waterway and introduce bacteria into the water that will use up a large amount of the available dissolved oxygen.

Sewage flowing out of a pipe into a creek
 

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