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Main Title Maintenance of cistern water quality and quantity in the Virgin Islands /
Author Ruskin, Robert H.,
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Callender, Patrick S.
Publisher United States Virgin Islands,
Year Published 1988
OCLC Number 18542341
Subjects Water quality--United States Virgin Islands. ; Drinking water--Contamination--United States Virgin Islands. ; Cisterns--United States Virgin Islands. ; Water quality--Virgin Islands of the United States ; Drinking water--Virgin Islands of the United States--Contamination ; Cisterns--Virgin Islands of the United States
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EIAM  TD365.T25 no.30 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/21/2003
Collation iii, 51 leaves : illustrations, 1 map ; 29 cm.
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Financed in part by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as authorized by the Water Research and Development Act of 1978. "Project no. 02; agreement no. 14-08-0001-G1455." "February 1988." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-51).
Contents Notes
Material and Methods: Site selection and preparation ; Sample collection and procedure ; Microbiological analysis ; Pseudomonas aeruginosa analysis ; Experimental design ; Quality control -- Results -- Discussion. Almost two-thirds of the residents of the Virgin Islands are not served by a potable water distribution system, with almost 80 percent of them relying on rainfall harvesting techniques with cistern storage. Since the majority of these cisterns serve less than 25 people, they are exempt from the mandates of the Safe Drinking Water Act; yet these cisterns could serve as foci and reservoirs of enteric disease.