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Main Title Water Distribution Systems: A Spatial and Cost Evaluation.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Stafford, C. L. ; Goodrich, J. A. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/J-82/471;
Stock Number PB87-116216
Additional Subjects Cost analysis ; Water distribution ; Water supply ; Distribution systems ; Maintenance ; Replacing ; Public utilities ; Design criteria ; Requirements ; Water pipelines ; Flow rate ; Service life ; Equations ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Corrosion ; Water quality ; Reprints ; Sensitivity analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-116216 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 16p
Problems associated with maintaining and replacing water supply distribution systems are reviewed. Some of these problems are associated with public health, economic and spatial development of the community, and costs of repair and replacement of system components. A repair frequency analysis has been completed for distribution system maintenance events (leaks and breaks). The economic implication of various replacement strategies and the effect of water quality (corrosivity) on water loss and system cost are examined. The analysis is based on the data acquired from one large (260 mgd; 11.39 cu m/s) and one smaller (20 mgd; 0.88 cu m/s) water utility. Maintenance costs soon exceed the costs of replacement. Therefore establishing a timely maintenance and replacement program is extremely important from an economic and public health viewpoint.