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Upgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness: A Matched Cohort Study in Urban India

TitleUpgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness: A Matched Cohort Study in Urban India
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsErcumen A, Arnold BF, Kumpel E, Burt Z, Ray I, Nelson KL, Jr. JMColford
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume12
Issue10
Date Published10/2015
Abstract

Intermittent delivery of piped water can lead to waterborne illness through contamination in the pipelines or during household storage, use of unsafe water sources during intermittencies, and limited water availability for hygiene. We assessed the association between continuous versus intermittent water supply and waterborne diseases, child mortality, and weight for age in Hubli-Dharwad, India.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001892
DOI10.1371/journal.pmed.1001892