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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Developing a Data Base on Infrastructure Needs.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Eilers, R. G. ; Goodrich., J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/343;
Stock Number PB90-246083
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water quality ; Water distribution ; Distribution systems ; Water treatment ; Maintenance ; Leakage ; Water pipelines ; Economic analysis ; Cost effectiveness ; Reprints ; Data bases ; Environmental Protection Agency
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-246083 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 10p
The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 mandates that the Environmental Protection Agency (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 EPA 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.