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Main Title Control and mitigation of drinking water losses in distribution systems.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA 816-R-10-019
Stock Number PB2011-110203
OCLC Number 772638327
Subjects Drinking water; Public water systems (PWSs); Water loss control systems; Infrastructure; Metering; Program elements; Policies; Distribution systems; Mitigation; Figures; Tables (Data); Potable water
Subject Added Ent Drinking water--United States--Regulations.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://water.epa.gov/type/drink/pws/smallsystems/upload/Water_Loss_Control_508_FINALDEc.pdf
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=P1009VCZ.txt
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 816-R-10-019 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
NTIS PB2011-110203 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/09/2011
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., map, charts ; 28 cm.
Abstract Maintaining system infrastructure to deliver clean and safe drinking water to customers is often a significant challenge for the operators of public water systems (PWSs). Much of the estimated 880,000 miles of drinking water infrastructure in the United States has been in service for decades and can be a significant source of water loss. In addition to physical loss of water from the distribution system, water can be 'lost' through unauthorized consumption (theft), administrative errors, data handling errors, and metering inaccuracies or failure. Water is a commodity that is produced by a PWS; therefore, lost or unaccounted-for water can be equated to lost or unaccounted-for revenue. A water loss control program can help to locate and reduce these water losses and thus maintain or increase revenue. A PWS must balance use of its resources to address the financial and personnel demands of economic restrictions, water availability, population and climate changes, regulatory requirements, operational costs, and public and environmental stewardship. A water loss control program can help identify and reduce actual water losses along with apparent losses resulting from metering, billing or accounting errors. Water loss control programs can potentially defer, reduce, or eliminate the need for a facility to expend resources on costly repairs, upgrades, or expansions. A water loss control program will also protect public health through reduction in potential entry points of disease-causing pathogens.
Notes Cover title. Publisher information came from cover--P. [2] of cover. Publication location information from EPA Office of Water contact us website. "EPA 816-R-10-019"--P. [2] of cover. "November 2010"--P. [2] of cover. Includes bibliographical references. Printout of .pdf file.
Contents Notes "Water loss control programs can potentially defer, reduce, or eliminate the need for a facility to expend resources on costly repairs, upgrades, or expansions. A water loss control program will also protect public health through reduction in potential entry points of disease-causing pathogens. A water loss control program is an iterative process that must be flexible and customizable to the specific needs of a PWS [public water system]. There are three major components of an effective water loss control program that must be repeated on a periodic basis to continually evaluate and improve the performance of a PWS. These three components are 1) the Water Audit, 2) Intervention, and 3) Evaluation."--Vii.
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Access Notes Also available via the World Wide Web (last viewed January 13, 2012).
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water.
PUB Date Free Form 2010
Category Codes 68D; 50B
NTIS Prices PC A10
BIB Level m
Control Number 119203310
OCLC Time Stamp 20140430104801
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type MERGE
OCLC Rec Leader 02206cam 2200349Ia 45020