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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Decision Support for Renewal of Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Systems.
Author J. Matthews ; W. Condit ; R. McKim
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.; Louisiana Tech Univ., Ruston.; Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA/600/R-11/077; EP-C-05-057
Stock Number PB2012-100957
Additional Subjects Water distribution ; Waste water treatment ; Collection systems ; Water utilization ; Water supply ; Maintenance ; Rehabiltation ; Water quality ; Water pipelines ; Cost effectiveness ; Municipalities ; Rural areas ; Urban areas
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2012-100957 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/29/2012
Collation 71p
The decision of how to accomplish the renewal of existing wastewater collection and water distribution systems involves the evaluation of many criteria and parameters. These criteria must be evaluated thoroughly to determine the optimal approach for rehabilitating or replacing these systems efficiently and cost-effectively. The objective of this report is to: identify the current decision support methodologies, models and approaches being used for determining how to rehabilitate or replace underground utilities; identify the critical gaps of these current models through comparison with case history data collected from utilities; and assess the feasibility of substantially improving upon existing approaches. This report describes the current state of decision support models and methodologies used throughout the U.S. for determining how to decide whether to rehabilitate or replace existing wastewater collection or water distribution pipes. Eight case studies are provided to document how some of the major population centers throughout the U.S. make their decisions.