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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Control of Microorganisms of Public Health Concern in Water.
Author Geldreich, E. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/056;
Stock Number PB85-177798
Additional Subjects Microorganism control(Sewage) ; Sewage treatment ; Water supply ; Failure ; Purification ; Streams ; Public health ; Safety ; Protection ; Discharge(Water)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-177798 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 22p
Microorganisms of public health concern in water can be controlled by treatment process technology currently available. Where outbreaks have occurred, the cause has been a demonstrated failure in wastewater or water supply treatment operation or distribution protection. While natural self-purification in receiving waters can be an important buffer between waste effluent discharges and water supply intakes, the fragile nature of the associated phenomena cannot be a substitution for adequate waste treatment. Essential to maximum public health safeguards is the use of a multiple barrier concept that relies on establishing protective systems between the water user and sources of potential contamination.