Bacterial indicators, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), are used to monitor and predict drinking water quality as well as compliance reporting. Even with the rapid and cost-effective approaches for direct monitoring of drinking water supplies for the presence of viral and protozoan pathogens, the technical difficulty of applying these methods for routing monitoring has prevented their widespread application. For effective water quality monitoring in the future, new indicators and improved methods for direct pathogen detection continue to evolve.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Water Well Journal|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology