Water sanitation hygiene

Water quality and health - Review of turbidity

Information for regulators and water suppliers

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 12
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
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This technical brief provides information on the uses and significance of turbidity in source water and drinking-water.

Practical guidance is provided on the implications of turbidity for water safety at each step of the water supply chain, from catchment through to the point of use.