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Main Title Use of Expert System in a Water Utility.
Author Males, R. M. ; Grayman, W. M. ; Hertz, B. ; Borchers, H. ; Milan, D. ;
CORP Author North Penn Water Authority, Lansdale, PA. ;RMM Technical Services, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Nov 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/218;
Stock Number PB93-123081
Additional Subjects Water services ; Public utilities ; Expert systems ; Potable water ; Water quality ; Pumps ; Efficiency ; Trends ; Long range planning ; Ground water ; Computer applications ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-123081 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 75p
A three-year cooperative agreement between the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA), Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and the US EPA Drinking Water Research Division, Concinnati, Ohio, to study use of expert systems technology in a water utility, has resulted in the development of two expert systems that demonstrate basic principles that should be broadly applicable to other water utilities. A 'customer query expert system' assists non-technical users in handling customer questions relating to water quality. A 'pump efficiency watcher' expert system is designed to flag long-term changes in well pump performance, and to calculate a number of pump performance parameters of interest. The results clearly demonstrate that expert systems that are potentially useful to water utilities can be developed at moderate cost. Significant effort, however, should be expected to move from prototype 'proof of concept' expert system demonstrations, to fully-featured, field-usable products.