COVID-19: Ensuring Safe Water in Sparsely Occupied Buildings

COVID-19 has presented the world with unprecedented circumstances on many fronts. With many people working from home, with shops and other businesses closed, there is a significant risk that in-building water systems will have suffered water quality deterioration. Some may have become colonised with bacteria which can cause significant illnesses and even death in the more susceptible population. Other water quality deterioration may follow from stagnation in water systems and corrosion of metallic substances.   The International Water Association (IWA) organised a webinar focused on ensuring safe water in sparsely occupied buildings. The panel discussion was proposed by the IWA COVID-19 Task Force, which was established in April 2020. The Task Force is Chaired by Prof Joan Rose (University of Michigan, USA) and includes representation from many of the IWA … Continue reading COVID-19: Ensuring Safe Water in Sparsely Occupied Buildings