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Main Title Water quality indices : a survey of indices used in the United States /
Author Ott, Wayne R.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Monitoring and Technical Support.
Publisher Office of Monitoring and Technical Support, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through National Technical Information Services [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/4-78-005
Stock Number PB-280 057
OCLC Number 03886610
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Water quality--United States--Tables.
Additional Subjects Ratings ; Water quality ; Indexes(Ratios) ; Reviews ; Classifications ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Bacteria ; Attitude surveys ; State government ; United States ; Water utilization
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-78-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-4-78-005 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2014
EKCD  EPA-600/4-78-005 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/25/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-78-005 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/26/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 057 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 128 pages : chart, map ; 28 cm.
This study documents the extent to which water quality indices currently are being used in the United States. It reviews the indices published in the literature and surveys the States and interstate commissions to determine: (1) which agencies are using indices, (2) the type of index being used, (3) the purpose of its use, and (4) the attitudes of agency personnel toward indices. One-fifth of the State and interstate agencies (12 out of 60 agencies) were classified as users of water quality indices. Of the 51 State agencies (including the District of Columbia), 10 States (20 percent) were classified as index users. The National Sanitation Foundation Index was the most commonly used index, accounting for 7 of the 12 index users. The remaining agencies use Harkins' index or various user-developed indices.
Issued Jan. 1978. "Monitoring Technology Division, Office of Monitoring and Technical Support." Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-80).