Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water
CHAPTER 39: Juggling Ice-Cubes: The Regulation of Disinfection By-Products
Published:29 Sep 2015
The concept of DBPs in drinking water is a potentially alarming one for the non-technically minded water consumer and the water industry around the world needs to demonstrate that the health risks are understood and well-managed. The comparative risk from undisinfected water needs to be emphasised, and must underpin any initiative for DBP control. A move to a more risk-based approach to regulation should enhance the minimisation of all DBPs, but may require a shift in attitude and competency by regulators and water utilities alike.