This paper presents a discussion of methods for decontaminating building plumbing systems and restoring them to safe operation, based on generic contaminant characteristics. More specific recommendations are being developed that link decontamination procedures to particular contaminants or groups of contaminants with similar characteristics. It is hoped that these recommendation will prove useful as a starting point for a set of comprehensive guidelines that support general response plans for effective recover from water supply system contamination events.
Conference Dates: April 7-8, 2008
Conference Location: London, UK
Conference Title: Water Contamination Emergencies: Collective Responsibility
Pub Type: Conferences
Contaminant, decontamination, plumbing, water supply