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Drinking-water quality control: WHO cares about rural areas

Drinking-water quality control: WHO cares about rural areas

Waterlines 7(3): 2-5

The author outlines the 3 main types of intervention used to safeguard the quality of drinking-water supplies: protection of water sources from faecal contamination, treatment of water supplies to remove suspended material and pathogenic organisms, and health education to ensure best use and maintenance. He then refers to the WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality (see Trop. Dis.

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