volume 40, issue 1, P37-44 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.10.034
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C.A. Evans, P.J. Coombes, R.H. Dunstan

Abstract: The microbiological and chemical quality of tank-stored rainwater is impacted directly by roof catchment and subsequent run-off contamination, via direct depositions by birds and small mammals, decay of accumulated organic debris, and atmospheric deposition of airborne micro-organisms and chemical pollutants. Previous literature reports on roof water quality have given little consideration to the relative significance of airborne micro-organisms. This study involved analyses of direct roof run-off at an urban …

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