Intermittent Water Supply: Prevalence, Practice, and Microbial Water Quality.

  title={Intermittent Water Supply: Prevalence, Practice, and Microbial Water Quality.},
  author={Emily Kumpel and Kara L. Nelson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={50 2},
Intermittent water supplies (IWS), in which water is provided through pipes for only limited durations, serve at least 300 million people around the world. However, providing water intermittently can compromise water quality in the distribution system. In IWS systems, the pipes do not supply water for periods of time, supply periods are shortened, and pipes experience regular flow restarting and draining. These unique behaviors affect distribution system water quality in ways that are different… CONTINUE READING
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