Dr. James Church
Dr. Vincent Kling
In this experiment, water samples were collected from the Pennypack and Wissahickon Creeks as part of an exploratory study on the presence of microbes, particularly Escherichia coli, in urban streams. Contamination by E. coli may indicate that a creek is polluted and suffering from urban stream syndrome. E. coli was found in both creeks, likely due to their locations near a sewage treatment facility and a farm.
Black, Eileen, "Urban Stream Syndrome and the Presence of E. coli in Philadelphia Streams" (2019). HON499 projects. 25.