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A sustainable solution for safer drinking water

People who get their water from rural, small water systems are at a greater health risk of exposure to bacteria and other harmful pathogens, according to a recent study in the journal AWWA Water Science.  "A lot of small water systems in the United States struggle with disinfection compliance," said Natalie Hull, lead author of the study and assistant professor in The Ohio State University Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. "These health-related disinfection violations disproportionately affect small systems, so we're interested in finding a more accessible, sustainable water treatment solution."  In 2015 alone, nearly 21 million Americans relied on community water systems that violated health-based quality standards.  Read more.....



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