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Emergency Water Supplies and Treatment

Emergency Water Supplies and Treatment

Publication Year:
2014
Authors:
Waskom, R.
Language:
English
Resource Type:
Factsheet
Summary:
How to prepare for emergencies that may disrupt the normal supply of clean water, such as natural disasters or contamination events.
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Resource Information

Resource Type

Factsheet

Publication Year

2014

Author

Waskom, R.

Language

English

Relevant Country

United States

Specific Contaminants

Protozoa, Cryptosporidium, Giardia

University Affiliation

Colorado State University

Business Connect Takeaways

In emergency situations, such as natural disasters or power outages, it is important to have a supply of safe drinking water on hand.
Emergency water supplies can be obtained from a variety of sources, including bottled water, stored tap water, or treated surface water
If emergency water supplies are not available, it may be necessary to treat water from natural sources using methods such as boiling, disinfection with chlorine or iodine, or filtration.

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