Potable Water Systems. Water supplies to commercial and institutional build- ings and facilities risk contamination by dangerous disease-causing microorganisms while these structures are constructed, undergoing repairs, or if the pipes become damaged. Sanitizing these water pipes makes them suitable and safe for potable water by destroying the harmful microorganisms.
Before using antimicrobial pesticides, become familiar with the different types of microorganisms to be controlled that occur in your work setting. The following chap- ter describes bacteria, fungi, algae, viruses, slimes, and biofilms. Chapter 3 reviews both chemical and non chemical methods of controlling harmful microorganisms. Other chapters cover specific information about safely using antimicrobial pesticides.
USING ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDES