EPA Science Inventory

Water Security Toolkit User Manual: Version 1.1

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Water Security Toolkit User Manual: Version 1.1. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-13/353, 2014.

Description:

User manual: Data Product/Software

Purpose/Objective:

The Water Security Toolkit (WST) assists in the evaluation of multiple response actions in order to select the most beneficial consequence management strategy. It includes hydraulic and water quality modeling software and optimization methodologies to identify: (1) sensor locations to detect contamination, (2) locations in the network in which the contamination was introduced, (3) hydrants to remove contaminated water from the distribution system, (4) locations in the network to inject decontamination agents to inactivate, remove, or destroy contaminants, (5) locations in the network to take grab samples to confirm contamination or cleanup, and (6) valves to close in order to isolate contaminated areas of the network. This user manual describes the different components of WST and how to use the software.

URLs/Downloads:

WATER SECURITY TOOLKIT USER MANUAL 1.1   (PDF,NA pp, 1757 KB,  about PDF)

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Start Date: 12/23/2013
Completion Date: 12/23/2013
Record Last Revised: 04/10/2014
Record Created: 12/23/2013
Record Released: 12/23/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 265235

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION