Water Supply

Contamination of water supplies has been reported for several historical eruptions. The most common problems resulting from ashfall are increased levels of suspended ash in water (turbidity), which can cause a range of problems for water treatment, and higher-than-usual demand for water.

See Also:
Case Studies > Irazu 1963 > Water supply
Case Studies > Ruapehu 1995-96 > Infrastructure
Case Studies > Mt St Helens 1980 > Infrastructure
Case Studies > Cordón Caulle 2011