What’s Bugging Your Pipes: How Microorganisms Affect Plumbing Systems
This booklet is a resource on microbiologically influenced corrosion as it occurs in plumbing systems of buildings. The book covers understanding, prevention, and remediation of the resultant water quality and pipe integrity problems.
To Plumbing and Building Contractors: There are many new plumbing systems with discolored water, high lead and copper concentrations in the water, holes in copper pipes, and quickly corroding hot water tank anode rods. This mostly occurs from modern plumbing designs that unintentionally promote the growth of microorganisms. This booklet is for you so that these issues will be understood and taken care of properly. Help prevent the future from being filled with ruined plumbing systems, angry property owners and liability lawsuits.
To Municipal Water Utility Managers: The future revision of the Lead and Copper Rule, with a new focus on copper, will probably result in the water utility carrying the blame for the high copper situation in many new plumbing systems. This booklet will explain how you can make sure and document that the municipal water system is not part of the problem. Don’t get blamed for ruined plumbing systems!