Overnight stagnation of drinking water in household taps induces microbial growth and changes in community composition.

Abstract

Drinking water quality is routinely monitored in the distribution network but not inside households at the point of consumption. Fluctuating temperatures, residence times (stagnation), pipe materials and decreasing pipe diameters can promote bacterial growth in buildings. To test the influence of stagnation in households on the bacterial cell concentrations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.07.032

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