Copper, corrosion, potable water, taste, corrosion control, water quality, impared water quality
Excessive amounts of copper have been observed in drinking water at certain installations on Lake DeGray and at isolated locations in the Arkadelphia area of Arkansas. A study of these installations was conducted to determine the source of the copper contamination. The supply water was very low in copper and therefore dissolution of the copper plumbing caused by low water pH and long residence times was determined to be the most probable source.
Sims, R. A. and Raible, R. W.. 1983. Causes of Localized Copper Corrosion in Drinking Water Supplies. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. PUB094.