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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Estimating Costs for Water Supply Distribution Systems.
Author Eilers, R. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/123;
Stock Number PB87-180717
Additional Subjects Distribution systems ; Water supply ; Water treatment ; Cost estimates ; Water distribution ; Deterioration ; Computer programming ; Design ; Civil engineering ; Replacing ; Decision making ; Public utilities ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-180717 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 16p
The issue of economic effects and the cost of water supply is a continuing factor in implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act. The cost of distributing water to the final user after it has been treated is of growing concern as well as its quality. There are a significant number of distribution systems in the United States that are deteriorating, which results in a potential threat to the future quality of drinking water. Corrective measures will directly influence the cost of providing water. It would be quite useful to have a mechanism for examining the economics of various alternative solutions for handling problems affecting water quality within the distribution system. A cost data base and associated computer program have been developed to aid the design engineer in this type of analysis.