Peters Creek Water Quality

Peters Creek Water Quality


The water quality of Peters Creek and its tributaries is determined by numerous factors. Geology, land use, industry, development, history, farming, sewage treatment, water use habits and illegal dumping are just some of the factors that influence water quality in our streams. Various types of pollutants are introduced by these activities and factors. We can separate these pollutants into two basic categories:


  • Non-point source pollution

  • Point source pollution

  • Stream

    Algae choked tributary - excess nutrients
    Lick Run Tributary - Jefferson Hills

    Stream

    Pleasant Hills Sewage Authority Outfall
    Lick Run - South Park Twp