Predicted public health consequences of body-contact recreation on a potable water reservoir

Mic H. Stewart, Marylynn V. Yates, Michael A. Anderson, Charles P. Gerba, Joan B. Rose, Ricardo De Leon, Roy L. Wolfe

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Abstract

A modeling-based risk assessment study was performed to assess the potential public health consequences to downstream potable water users consuming water from a drinking water reservoir. The occurrence of high-loading pathogen events associated with body contact (BC) recreation was observed to increase the daily risk of waterborne illness to downstream consumer. Results showed a three time increase in the annual risk of waterborne illness despite conventional treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-97
Number of pages14
JournalJournal / American Water Works Association
Volume94
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Water Science and Technology

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