Torbay's disease outbreak exposes holes in drinking water safeguards

The adequacy of official arrangements for responding to outbreaks of waterborne disease has been called into question by events following a cryptosporidiosis incident in Torbay in 1992. An outbreak control team broke up in acrimony when representatives of South West Water disputed studies which showed the water supply to be the most likely source of infection. The team's much delayed report has only now been made public - and only now is the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) promising to investigate the incident.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Take a 30-day trial

  • Join ENDS Report now and pay nothing for your first 30-days.

Register

Subscribe

Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits

Need to activate your subscription?
 
Already a subscriber
If you haven't already, activate your subscription here>>
 
Company Domain Access
If your company or university has a corporate subscription simply register your email address here to gain access