IWA Publishing

Characterising microbial quality of household greywater


In supplementing and substituting existing drinking water supplies with alternative water sources such as greywater, it is important that potential health impacts are considered and that water is safe for its designated purpose. It is difficult to detect greywater-associated gastrointestinal illness at the level of single households, such as might potentially occur following handling of untreated greywater or use of untreated greywater for irrigation of vegetables eaten raw. This underscores the important role of Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment methods in predicting excess enteric disease provided that relevant data are available.

Continue reading the full article

Customer comments

No comments were found for Characterising microbial quality of household greywater. Be the first to comment!