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The Effects Of Natural Processes On The Distribution Of Contaminants In The Collection And Storage Systems Of Small Rural Water Supplies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970051

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

922 kb

Author(s)

A.S. Petrie & A.G. Cram

Abstract

The quality of water entering the collection and storage systems of rural springs used as potable supplies was monitored during different atmospheric conditions. Bacteriological analyses for faecal coliforms and cryptosporidium, chemical analyses for iron, manganese, aluminium and lead were carried out and related to meteorological conditions and to physiochemical conditions within the collection system. The bacteriological and chemical quality of the water was also related to the physical dimensions of the collection system, and to the quality of water entering the system. The quality of water throughout the system, which is influenced by the quality of influent water to the system, is related

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