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Main Title Water quality in small community distribution systems : a reference guide for operators.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Water Supply and Water Resources Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Supply and Water Resources Division,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/600/R-08/039
Stock Number PB2008-108996
Subjects Water quality management--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Public utilities--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Drinking water--United States.
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water quality ; Distribution systems ; Water distribution ; Water supply ; Communities ; Monitoring ; Regulations ; Drinking water
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NTIS  PB2008-108996 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/16/2009
Collation 1 v. : digital, PDF file
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this reference guide to assist the operators and managers of small- and medium-sized public water systems. This compilation provides a comprehensive picture of the impact of the water distribution system network on distributed water quality. This reference guide provides information on the following topics: Water supply and distribution process overview Distribution system infrastructure Drinking water regulations Distribution system water quality issues Distribution system monitoring, control and security Operational, financial and management strategies to address distribution system water quality. In addition, to make this document appeal to a diverse group of small system operators and managers, graphical elements such as pictures, tables, blue sidebars, and cartoon illustrations have been used throughout the document. Although every water distribution system is different (in terms of specific layout and operations), all water distribution systems generally have the same components and operate under similar principles and operational strategies. To illustrate solutions to some of the common issues faced by the small community distribution system operators, an example of a small water distribution network (SmallWater, USA) has been included in this document. At the end of many chapters, one or more SmallWater problem scenario(s) are presented along with some guidance on resolving these problems.
Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 1, 2008). "EPA 600/R-08/039." "March 2008."