Simulation of Unsaturated Zone Virus Transport Adjacent to Municipal Wells

by D. D. Adelman, (M.ASCE),
M. A. Tabidian,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: The EPA proposed groundwater disinfection rule for municipal wells would allow exemptions if, among other options, the necessary virus source setback distance could be maintained to provide an 11-log reduction in virus concentrations. This study revealed necessary die-off could occur by travel through just the unsaturated zone for Nebraska wells.

Subject Headings: Viruses | Local government | Environmental Protection Agency | Water treatment | Wells (water) | Nebraska | North America | United States

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