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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal / American Water Works Association|
|State||Published - May 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology