Pathogens in Reclaimed Water

Charles N. Haas HaasCN at Dunx1.ocs.drexel.edu
Tue Sep 19 07:52:43 EST 1995


In article <1995Sep16.214105.2227 at lafn.org>, ai808 at lafn.org (Ellen Stern
Harris) wrote:

> Tertiary treated waste water is being proposed for injection into an 
> aquifer in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys of Los Angeles County.
> 
> What might be some of the water-borne pathogens to be present in such waters?

Certainly a number of pathogens might be in the water.  However, depending
on the treatment proposed, they can be reduced so as to meet drinking
water quality standards.  The issue is then type and reliability of
treatment.  And this can be done way short of the cost of distilling the
water.

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