EPA Science Inventory

Microbial Community Profile of a Lead Service Line Removed from a Drinking Water Distribution System

Citation:

WHITE, C., M. Tancos, AND D. A. LYTLE. Microbial Community Profile of a Lead Service Line Removed from a Drinking Water Distribution System. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 77(15):5557-5561, (2011).

Description:

A corroded lead water pipe was removed from a drinking water distribution system and the microbial community was profiled using 16S rDNA techniques. This is the first report of the characterization of biofilm on a surface of a corroded lead drinking water pipe. The majority of phylotypes have been linked to heavy-metal contaminated environments.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 08/01/2011
Completion Date: 08/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 07/30/2011
Record Created: 11/22/2010
Record Released: 11/22/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 231447

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION BRANCH