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Cisterns and safe drinking water in Canada
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. Brock University, Canada.
2013 (English)In: Canadian water resources journal, ISSN 0701-1784, Vol. 38, no 2, 121-134 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Access to sources of safe drinking water is imperative to human health and of concern in both developing and developed countries. A myriad of responses have occurred to enhance drinking water safety in Canada over the decade since the Walkerton tragedy. Pressing questions remain about drinking water safety, especially in small systems and private water supplies that fall outside much of the recently implemented regulations. This paper explores the use of cisterns in Canada and their safety as a private means to supply potable drinking water. Knowledge of cistern use in Canada is probed, associated health risks are examined and the ways these risks are being managed are considered. Knowledge of cistern use in Canada at present is nominal. Management and policy considerations need to be advanced alongside further research to better understand and manage risks associated with this source of drinking water.

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2013. Vol. 38, no 2, 121-134 p.
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Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99146DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2013.780790ISI: 000328249100003OAI: diva2:686534


Available from: 2014-01-12 Created: 2014-01-12 Last updated: 2014-10-02Bibliographically approved

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