Microbiological Safety of Water Supplies
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The safety of water supplies has several aspects and all of them are included in a coherent system of requirements enhancing each other in the USA. Hungary has never prescribed what treatment source water has to be submitted to, nor have performance requirements been formulated, like demanding a minimum of 6 log coliform kill from the disinfection process. In this region, a case by case authorization process that, although is much cheaper, is prone to be subjective and exposed to the possibility of mistaken decisions, has achieved acceptance. A very important yet rarely formed issue in this region is the strong representation of the consumer’s interests that may assist in enforcing quality goals.