Drinking Water Sources and Storage. ENVR 890-2 Mark D. Sobsey Spring, 2009. WHO Risk-based Framework. Water Sources and Water Treatment. Drinking water should be essentially free of disease-causing microbes, but often this is not the case.
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Drinking Water Sources and Storage
Mark D. Sobsey
Reservoirs, aquifers & other systems:
for chemical Rx
for solar-UV + heat (PET)
Household Water Containers for Safe Storage
Plastic vessels are commonly used – many have safe features
Traditional vessels, such as pots, urns and bowls can be made safe by covering and providing a dispenser (spigot or spout)
Increased Microbial Contamination (Decreased Microbial Quality) and Infectious Disease Risks from Inadequately Stored Household Water