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OPTIMIZING WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE USING THE COMPOSITE CORRECTION PROGRAM - 1998 EDISION (EPA/625/6-91/027)
OPTIMIZING WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE USING THE COMPOSITE CORRECTION PROGRAM - 1998 EDISION (EPA/625/6-91/027). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 1998.
Staff of USEPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory and Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water collaborated in the development of both the original and revised
versions of this handbook.
The Composite Correction Program (CCP) has been developed and demonstrated as a method of optimizing surface water treatment plant performance to enhance public health protection from microbial pathogens. It focuses on effective use of the existing water treatment processes as barriers against passage of particles to the finished water. It consists of two components - a Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) followed by Comprehensive Technical Assistance (CTA). A CPE is conducted to identify the factors limiting treatment plant performance. A CTA is the performance improvement phase that can be implemented to address the performance limiting factors identified by the CPE. This handbook reflects the experience gained from over 70 CPEs and 9 CTAs. In addition, seven state pilot programs have provided the basis for the concept of area-wide application of the CCP, which is also described in the handbook. This handbook will be useful to treatment plant operations and administrative personnel, consultants, technical assistance providers and State and local officials interested in fostering water treatment plant performance improvement.