Wildfire caused widespread drinking water distribution network contamination

  title={Wildfire caused widespread drinking water distribution network contamination},
  author={Caitlin R. Proctor and Juneseok Lee and David J. Yu and Amisha D. Shah and Andrew J. Whelton},
  journal={AWWA Water Science},
The Tubbs Fire (2017) and Camp Fire (2018) are the first known wildfires where widespread drinking water chemical contamination was discovered in the water distribution network and not in the source water after the fire. In both disasters, drinking water exceeded state and federal government‐defined exposure limits for several volatile organic compound (VOC) contaminants (e.g., benzene at 40,000 µg/L [Tubbs] and >2,217 µg/L [Camp]). This work outlines factors that influence wildfire‐induced… 
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