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Main Title Relationship Among Turbidity, Particle Counts and Bacteriological Quality Within Water Distribution Lines.
Author McCoy, W. F. ; Olson, B. H. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Irvine.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-R-809817;
Stock Number PB87-166799
Additional Subjects Turbidity ; Distribution systems ; Water distribution ; Water pollution ; Bacteriology ; Particles ; Deterioration ; Fluorescence ; Counting methods ; Potable water ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Drinking water
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NTIS  PB87-166799 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The turbidity standard for water quality was evaluated in relation to total particle counts, heterotrophic plate counts and epifluorescence direct cell counts of three different municipal drinking-waters. Turbidity and particle counts were directly proportional. There was no predictable relationship between bacteriological quality and turbidity or particle counts. Heterotrophic plate counts underestimated epifluorescence direct cell counts by a factor of at least 500. Water quality degradation occurred in municipal drinking-water systems because of intermittent short duration events that resulted in high turbidity, particle counts and heterotrophic plate counts. Further, for all parameters measured variability increased with distance traveled within a pipe except for ground water.