Pollution of water by infected faeces

Other Names:
Microbial pollution of water supplies with human excreta
Faecal transmission of disease

Problems of microbial quality and occasional outbreaks of waterborne diseases have been reported across the European region, even from countries with high standards of supply. Systems for detecting waterborne disease are generally poor, and in practice only the larger outbreaks have been detected. Microbial pollution is especially prevalent in small supply systems and those with intermittent service. Private supplies may not have been subject to such stringent standards as public supplies.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST