Epidemics caused by contamination of drinking water supplied by public water supply systems in terms of current legislation

Vít Vlček
Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract:

Objectives. This paper describes and comments on contemporary legislation concerning prevention of epidemics caused by contaminated drinking water from public water supplies in the Czech Republic. Methods. Suggestions are made for removing existing legislative shortcomings, clarifying diction of existing laws and expanding sanctions and penalties for health injury caused by providers and operators of public drinking water. Results. The author reflects on improving legislation concerning the compensation of victims of contaminated water with reference to the aftermath of a local epidemic in the Dejvice District of Prague. Conclusion. The issues raised should be addressed since better legislation can significantly contribute to the limitation of water-borne epidemics and their consequences.

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