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Main Title Distribution System: Cost of Repair and Replacement.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Eilers, R. G. ; Goodrich, J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/368;
Stock Number PB88-148382
Additional Subjects Distribution systems ; Water distribution ; Water supply ; Potable water ; Water quality ; Deterioration ; Public utilities ; Expenses ; Cost effectiveness ; Mathematical models ; Pumping stations ; Assessments ; Water pipelines ; Operating costs ; Investments ; Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-148382 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 mandates that EPA be concerned with the supply of potable water to the consumer. Although most emphasis has been placed on water quality as it leaves the treatment plant interest is increasing in the role of the distribution system in causing water quality deterioration. In addition, distribution systems often account for 80% of total utility expenditures in drinking water. The paper reports on the research being conducted by the U.S.E.P.A. in the areas of cost modeling, development of systems for maintaining leak and break records and for assessing the probability of breaks and leaks occurring in distribution systems.