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Building Plumbing System Decontamination - First Report on Recommendations



Stephen J. Treado, Mark A. Kedzierski, Stephanie S. Watson, Nicos Martys, Kenneth D. Cole


This report summarizes the measurement results and recommended procedures for responding to building plumbing system contamination incidents and restoring the water system to safe operation. The recommendations are based on analysis of the results of a measurement and modelling research project investigated contamination and decontamination issues related to building plumbing systems.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1652
Report Number


contamination, decontamination, flushing, piping, plumbing, water supply


Treado, S. , Kedzierski, M. , Watson, S. , Martys, N. and Cole, K. (2009), Building Plumbing System Decontamination - First Report on Recommendations, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created September 6, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017