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Sydney 1998 - lessons from a drinking water crisis

Cox, Peter, Fisher, Ian, Kastl, George, Jegatheesan, Veeriah, Warnecke, Malcolm, Angles, Mark, Bustamante, Heri, Chiffings, Tony and Hawkins, Peter R. 2003, Sydney 1998 - lessons from a drinking water crisis, American water works association journal, vol. 95, no. 5, pp. 147-161.

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Title Sydney 1998 - lessons from a drinking water crisis
Author(s) Cox, Peter
Fisher, Ian
Kastl, George
Jegatheesan, Veeriah
Warnecke, Malcolm
Angles, Mark
Bustamante, Heri
Chiffings, Tony
Hawkins, Peter R.
Journal name American water works association journal
Volume number 95
Issue number 5
Start page 147
End page 161
Total pages 15
Publisher American Water Works Association
Place of publication Denver, Colo.
Publication date 2003-05
ISSN 0003-150X
1551-8833
Keyword(s) cryptosporidium
giardia
pathogen
Summary From July to September 1998, high concentrations of Cryptosporidium and Giardia were detected episodically in the water supply and distribution systems of Sydney, Australia. The resulting drinking water crisis triggered three consecutive boil-water advisories and a government inquiry into the management of the water supply. The episodic nature of the detections focused attention on the veracity of the laboratory results and triggered an investigation of the transport of these pathogens in Sydney's water supply system. This article provides information submitted to the Sydney Water Inquiry that explains the episodic occurrence of pathogens in the reticulated water supply, attributing it to rapid fluctuations in the quality of the water reaching the water treatment plant
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30039714

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering
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