||Data Base Development and Analysis for Water Distribution Systems.
Goodrich, J. A. ;
Adams, J. Q. ;
Clark, R. M. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Water distribution ;
Distribution systems ;
Cost analysis ;
Information retrieval ;
Data base management systems ;
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There have been a number of studies estimating the costs of repairing, replacing, or renovating the authors aging distribution networks. Although useful in general terms, characterizing a system by age and/or breaks per mile of mains is of limited use to a utility trying to manage increasing maintenance costs. The purpose of this paper is to (1) provide insight into developing a data base centered approach for reliability analyses and (2) suggest which analytical tools may be the most useful.