ISOLATION OF ROTA- AND ENTERO-VIRUSES FROM THREE DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES.

Charles P. Gerba, Joan B. Rose, Ricardo DeLeon, Gary A. Toranzos, Shri N. Singh, Bruce H. Keswick

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Abstract

In this study the finished water from three different drinking water treatment plants was examined for rota- and enteroviruses. From this and other recent studies it appears that enteric viruses can occur at detectable levels in finished drinking water meeting current coliform (1/100 ml) and turbidity standards (1. 0 NTU) and containing of free chorine ( greater than 0. 2 mg/l). The isolation of human enteric viruses in these waters is not a condemnation of conventional drinking water treatment, but an indication that water quality parameters currently accepted to ensure the production of microbially-safe water does not necessarily ensure the absence of enteric viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference
PublisherAWWA
Pages451-459
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0898673550
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings - AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0164-0755

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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