PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER.

Marylynn V. Yates, S. R. Yates, A. W. Warrick, Charles P Gerba

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to predict zones of protection around drinking water wells in an effort to limit ground water contamination from viruses. Seventy-one water samples were collected from wells in the Tucson basin. The samples were inoculated with MS-2 phage and the decay rates of the virus with time were determined. Kriging, a geostatistical method which analyzes data based on its spatial arrangement, was employed to estimate decay rates at point for which no samples were taken using known values obtained at nearby wells. Using the kriged values for virus decay rates and the characteristics of ground water flow in the Tucson basin, a map of the area was constructed which delineates zones around drinking water wells within which potential sources of ground water pollution should not be placed to ensure the absence of viruses in the wells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsKenneth D. Schmidt
PublisherAmerican Water Resources Assoc
Pages117-121
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Viruses
Potable water
Contamination
Water wells
Groundwater pollution
Bacteriophages
Groundwater flow
Groundwater
Water

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  • Engineering(all)

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Yates, M. V., Yates, S. R., Warrick, A. W., & Gerba, C. P. (1985). PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER. In K. D. Schmidt (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 117-121). American Water Resources Assoc.

PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER. / Yates, Marylynn V.; Yates, S. R.; Warrick, A. W.; Gerba, Charles P.

Unknown Host Publication Title. ed. / Kenneth D. Schmidt. American Water Resources Assoc, 1985. p. 117-121.

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Yates, MV, Yates, SR, Warrick, AW & Gerba, CP 1985, PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER. in KD Schmidt (ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title. American Water Resources Assoc, pp. 117-121.
Yates MV, Yates SR, Warrick AW, Gerba CP. PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER. In Schmidt KD, editor, Unknown Host Publication Title. American Water Resources Assoc. 1985. p. 117-121
Yates, Marylynn V. ; Yates, S. R. ; Warrick, A. W. ; Gerba, Charles P. / PREVENTING VIRAL CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER. Unknown Host Publication Title. editor / Kenneth D. Schmidt. American Water Resources Assoc, 1985. pp. 117-121
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