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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Waterborne Pathogen Invasions: A Case for Water Quality Protection in Distribution.|
|Author||Geldreich, E. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Distribution systems ; Water services ; Microorganism control(Water treatment) ; Water supply ; Water distribution ; Disinfection ; Water pipes ; Water pipelines ; Water quality ; Monitoring ; Reprints ; Waterborne pathogens|
As a consequence of the cholera spread in South and Central America, there is a greater public health concern about water supply protection. In the U.S., public water supplies are meeting current regulation requirements but may be faced with declining source water quality, inadequate treatment barriers, and infrastructure failures in distribution system integrity through deterioration or poor operation. Any or all of these issues may lead to pathogen penetration as evidenced by a variety of waterborne disease outbreak occurrences that have included some deaths.