Water distribution systems as living ecosystems: impact on taste and odor.

@article{Scott2010WaterDS,
  title={Water distribution systems as living ecosystems: impact on taste and odor.},
  author={Beth A Scott and Ian L. Pepper},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={890-900}
}
Six waters from different U.S. cities with known diverse taste and odor (TO) evaluations were selected for additional microbial characterization. All waters were subjected to microbial and cultural analyses, and four of the waters were further analyzed by cloning and sequencing of community 16S rRNA. The purpose of the study was to evaluate water distribution systems as living ecosystems, and the impact of these ecosystems on TO. All waters had total bacterial counts of at least 10(3) per ml… CONTINUE READING

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