- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Preliminary results from a study of the San Juan and Animas rivers in northwestern New Mexico’s San Juan County reportedly has found high levels of bacteria associated with human waste.

The Daily Times reports (https://goo.gl/xHN30n ) that preliminary results of the study indicate that leaky septic tanks and illegal waste dumping are the sources of the pollution.

The study is being conducted by two Farmington-area organizations - the San Juan Watershed Group and San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District

The study is scheduled for completion in January or early February.

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