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A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-operator’s Guide to Drinking Water Systems
A Drop of Knowledge: The Non-operator’s Guide to Drinking Water Systems
National Environmental Services Center, Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc.

RCAP has developed this guide to provide an overview of all of the technical aspects of a drinking water system so non-technical audiences can better understand what is involved in providing drinking water to communities.

DWBKMG174DL/Book: 52pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00
 
A Financial and Technical Assistance Guide to Programs for Rural Community Water and Sewer Infrastructure Development And Water Quality Management
New York State, Legislative Commission on Rural Resources

This guide presents information about the financial and/or technical assistance provided by public and not-for-profit agencies, university-based programs and other. These assistance agencies are described as to types of assistance provided, what communities are eligible, types of programs they support, and application procedures. This booklet is an excellent reference for state and local officials and other entities interest in seeking financial and technical help with water and sewer issues.

DWBLMG88DL/Booklet: 38 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
A Guide to Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Protection at the State, Regional, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Level
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This guide discusses critical infrastructure and resources with the goal of building a safer, more secure, and more resilient country at the state, regional, local, tribal, and territorial levels.

DWBKMG154DL/Book: 100 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
A Guide to Strategic Planning for Rural Communities
USDA Rural Development, Office of Community Development

This booklet provides a step-by-step guide for small community planners. Strategic plans are useful tools for any community that wishes to change and grow. A plan will help you see where you want to go and help you make the right decisions to get there. Additional sources of help for small community administrators are included.

DWBLMG86DL/Booklet: 17 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


 
A Regulators' Guide to the Management of Radioactive Residuals from Drinking Water Treatment Technologies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The EPA's revised Radionuclides Rule ensures that all customers served by community water systems receive water that does not exceed maximum contaminant levels for radionuclides. This guide provides an overview of the best available treatment technologies and small system compliance technologies for radionuclide removal listed by the EPA, the wastes produced by these technologies, disposal options and considerations, and the federal statutes and regulations governing waste disposal.

DWBKMG76DL/Book: 81 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
A Water Security Handbook: Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

A water treatment system can be contaminated, damaged or disrupted by many means. This handbook should help water treatment plant operators develop a plan for quickly and effectively responding to contamination incidents. This handbook provides general advice and general procedures for emergency response.

DWBKMG142DL/Book: 72 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Active and Effective Water Security Programs: A Summary Report of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council Recommendations on Water Security
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

A secure water sector is critical to protect public health and ensure public confidence. Utilities need to fully understand their specific local circumstances and conditions and develop a security program tailored to those conditions. This document provides a summary of the water security recommendations of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council.

DWBLMG127DL/Booklet: 12 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
Aging Water Infrastructure: Addressing the Challence Through Science and Innovation
Aging Water Infrastructure: Addressing the Challence Through Science and Innovation
Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy promotes sustainable infrastructure within the water sector. Making water infrastructure last longer, while increasing its cost-effectiveness and sustainability, and, therefore, help protect human health and the environment.

DWFSMG173DL/Fact Sheet: 6pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00


 
Arsenic POU Demonstration Study for Development of a Centralized Management Plan
Penn State Harrisburg, Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center

Point of use (POU) devices can often be the most cost effective technology for arsenic removal. This fact sheet reports the results of a demonstration study on the performance of nine POU adsorption devices installed in various residences in Mohrsville, PA. Recommendations for how to educate the public for successful POU management plans are included.

DWFSMG144DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Bow, NH Six-Month Evaluation Report
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Labority, Water Supply and Water Resources Division

In 1975, under the SDWA, the EPA established a maximum contaminant level for arsenic in public water supply systems. To evaluate the effectiveness of the ADI Group's G2 media in removing arsenic, a demonstration project was installed at the White Rock Water Company public water system, a small residential drinking water facility in Bow, NH. This document provides the conclusion from the first six months of system operation.

DWBLMG84DL/Book: 60 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


Arsenic Treatment Technology Showcase
Arsenic Treatment Technology Showcase
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This download contains an introduction to treating drinking water for arsenic. Several technologies are presented including adsorptive media, iron removal, ion exchange and coagulation and filtration. Point of Use and Point of Entry Devices are also discussed.

DWCDMG91DL/Video: 0 pp. (2005)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00
 
Asset Management for Local Officials
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet will help you understand the basics of asset management and the role that local officials play in successfully implementing an asset management program. The EPA produced this pamphlet to answer questions that local officials may have when starting up an asset management plan for their water system.

DWFSMG129DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems - One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agnecy, Office of Water

Asset management is a planning process that ensures that a system gets the most value from the equipment, machinery, and other resources used in the operation of the facility. This handbook helps system managers maximize their resources through inventory, prioritizing, planning, and budgeting processes using specific worksheets for each.

DWBLMG54DL/Book: 50 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Asset management is defined as maintaining a desired level of service for the lowest cost. Understanding the best management practices of asset management are crucial to a water utility's future. This pamphlet explains how asset management helps water systems overcome their management challenges.

DWFSMG121DL/Fact Sheet: 5 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Characterizing the Effect of Chlorine and Chloramines on the Formation of Biofilm in a Simulated Drinking Water Distribution System
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Labority, Office of Research and Development

An important aspect of maintaining water quality in drinking water distributions systems is controlling the biofilm that grows on the walls of the distribution pipes. This booklet reveals the results of a recent study on the effects of chlorine on reducing this film.

DWBLMG96DL/Booklet: 46 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Choosing a Consultant to Delineate the Wellhead Protection Area
Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service

The best way to ensure a safe water supply is to protect the area nearest a community public supply well from potential contamination. The wellhead protection area must be carefully delineated to focus attention on the area. This booklet offers tips to communities considering hiring a professional consultant to help them with this delineation plan.

DWFSMG125DL/Fact Sheet: 8 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Communicating in a Crisis: Risk Communication Guidelines for Public Officials
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service

In times of emergency, it is imperative that public officials know how to communicate effectively with the public and the media and to deliver messages that inform them without frightening and educate with provoking alarm. This booklet is an indispensable resource for public officials interested in the basic rules of effective communications. This is a practical guide to the tools of the trade of media relations and public communications. Strategies for addressing the public in times of crisis are described.

DWBKMG134DL/Book: 96 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Complying with the Ground Water Rule: Small Entity Compliance Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agnecy, Office of Water

The Ground Water Rule applies to all public water systems that are supplied by a ground water source. This guide is designed for owners and operators of public water systems serving 10,000 or fewer persons. This booklet offers guidance for how this rule affects your system, what your monitoring responsibilities are, how to correct for significant problems and suggests sources of funding for compliance with these requirements.

DWBLMG150DL/Booklet: 51pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00


Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills for Integrated Water Resources - Training Manual
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills for Integrated Water Resources - Training Manual
Conflict Prevention and Cooperation in International Water Resources by Wa- terNet, UNESCO and UNESCO-IHE, International Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management

Given the central importance of water resources to all human communities, it is natural that conflicts arise with regard to access, allocation, development and management of the resource. It is equally clear, however, that necessity is not only the mother of invention, but also the basis for extensive cooperative activities concerning the management of water resources. Thus both conflictual and cooperative behaviors—across time and space and at all levels of human social organization—constitute the norm where water resources are concerned. This training manual leads students through a series of modules preparing them to address conflict, develop negotiation skills, and build good water governance.

DWBKMG186DL/Book: 95pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Consolidated Water Rates: Issues and Practices in Single-Tariff Pricing
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Consolidated rates or single-tariff pricing uses a unified rate structure for multiple water or other systems that are owned and operated by a single utility. This report provides stakeholders with an overview of the issue and the complex trade-offs involved with implementing the practice.

DWBKMG22DL/Book: 122 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Consumer Confidence Reports: Building Public Trust
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

A consumer confidence report (CCR) tells customers wehre their drinking water comes from, what's in it, and how they can protect it. This booklet contains success stories and tips that show how CCRs can help build communities' trust in their water utilities.

DWBLMG72DL/Booklet: 2 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Contemporary Issues in Drinking Water and Wastewater: A Quick Guide for Public Officials
National Environmental Services Center

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of several current issues impacting the drinking water and wastewater arenas.

DWBKMG163DL/Downloadable File: 50 pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00


 
Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication Tool Kit
State of California, Department of Health Services

To provide smaller water systems the resource materials necessary to effectively manage and communicate during an emergency, the California Department of Health Services has produced this workbook. Detailed recommendations for how to develop a crisis community plan and how to work effectively with the media are presented.

DWCDMG132DL/Book: 101 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This course is designed to explain and teach the importance of communication by science or public health professionals during a crisis or emergency. Communication is crucial for helping individuals, stakeholders, or an entire community make the best possible decision during a crisis. The reader will be introduced to the communication principles and tools as they relate to emergency risk communication.

DWBKMG135DL/Book: 277pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Cross-Connection Control: A Best Practices Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Cross-connections can occur at many points throughout a distribution system and can create dangerous opportunities for contamination. This pamphlet gives operators and engineers quick tips on preventing these backflow occurrences. It describes how to design and implement a cross-connection control program and suggests technologies for back flow prevention.

DWFSMG113DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Customer Incentives for Water Conservation: A Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

As political, economic and environmental pressures mount against finding new sources of supply, water utilities are increasing turning to conservation to reduce demand. One of the biggest challenges is how to motivate customers to conserve. This handbook helps water agencies to design effective conservation programs. Included are case studies from Los Angeles and Seattle detailing their ongoing programs.

DWBKMG106DL/Book: 144 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


Decision Support for Renewal of Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Systems
Decision Support for Renewal of Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Systems
Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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.

DWBKMG172DL/Book: 70pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00
Decontamination and Consequence Management
Decontamination and Consequence Management
National Homeland Security Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA has developed this DVD to examine the various factors involved in rehabilitating or replacing wastewater collection and drinking water distribution ssytems.

DWCDMG171DL/DVD: pp. (2012) *** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00


 
Decontamination and Recovery Planning: Water and Wastewater Utility Case Study
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This case study of large utility’s experiences related to decontamination and recovery planning. The unnamed company—a combined water and wastewater utility—was selected because of its commitment to security and emergency preparedness.

DWBLMG164DL/Fact Sheet: 12 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Delineation of Source-water Protection Areas in Karst Aquifers of the Ridge and Valley and Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Provinces: Rules of Thumb for Estimating the Capture Zones of Springs and Wells
U.S. Envronmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document provides information about delineating the approximate capture zones for springs and wells in the Ridge and Valley and Appalachian Plateau physiographic provinces. These approaches are relatively low-cost and are likely to be more accurate than fixed-radius methods. They are intended for water professionals involved with implementing state wellhead protection programs and source water assessment and protection programs, as well as for those interested in supporting the goals of these programs.

DWBLMG55DL/Book: 51 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Des Moines Water Works' Project - Providing Timely Drinking Water and Source Water Quality Information to Your Community
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

This download provides information your community can use to create and implement a lead-safe yard program. Step-by-step instructions show how to:

• identify target communities and select program partners,

• provide lead safety education and outreach

• use field portable technology to collect real-time soil lead data, and

• design and implement specific treatment plans and yard-maintenance plans.

Links to websites for more guidance are included.

DWCDMG61DL/Package: pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Developing and Implementing a Water Conservation Plan: Guidance for Maryland Public Water Systems on Best Management Practices for Improving Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency
Maryland Department of the Environment, Water Suppply Program

A water conservation plan is a written document that evaluates current and projected water use, assesses infrastructure O&M practices, and describes actions to be taken to reduce water losses and increase the efficiency with which water is used, treated, stored, and transmitted. Developing a water conservation plan helps to optimize existing facilities and may reduce or eliminate the need to undertake new drinking water and/or wastewater projects. This booklet provides all the forms and worksheets and information necessary for a water system to conduct a water audit and how to incorporate the resulting audit into an effective water conservation plan for the future.

DWBLMG94DL/Booklet: 32 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Successful recovery from catastrophic disasters requires a partnership involving federal, state, and local governments. This report presents examples of how these diverse entities collaborated to accomplish many recovery-related tasks after five catastrophic disasters: the Loma Preieta earthquake, Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge earthquake, the Kobe, Japan earthquake and the Grand Forks/Red River flood.

DWBLMG146DL/Book: 62pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
Disinfection Profiling and Benchmarking Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Water systems are required to develop a profile for Giardia if their distribution system DBPs exceed certain concentrations. This document gives information on implementing disinfection profiling–compilation of daily giardia and/or virus log inactivation over a period of one year.

DWBKMG39DL/Book: 194 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Appalachia: An Analysis of Capital Funding and Funding Gaps
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Environmental Finance Center

Significantly fewer households in Appalachia have access to centralized drinking water and wastewater services than households in the rest of the country do. This report describes a recent study that analyzed the conditions of water and wastewater services in the

Appalachian Region. The two primary goals of the study were to provide information and insight on water and wastewater investment requirements in Appalachia and to recommend financial management and funding strategies to policy makers and practitioners who work with and on behalf of Appalachian communities.

DWBKMG49DL/Book: 405pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Handbook For Public Officials
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This handbook helps public officials understand water system operations. Included is information about operation and maintenance, regulations, water sources, and distribution.

DWBKMG09DL/Book: 68 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Fourth Report to Congress
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Every four years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment to gauge the nation's needs in this area. Among other things, the results are used to plan for investments in infrastructure, EPA funding to states, and for directing the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

DWBKMG155DL/Book: 80 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Security for Small Systems Serving 3,300 or Fewer Persons - One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This guidebook is aimed at small water systems serving 3,300 or fewer persons such as small town systems, rural water districts, tribal systems, and public service districts. Produced by the EPA, this guide presents basic information and steps you can take to improve security and emergency preparedness at your water system. It describes step-by-step procedures for conducting Vulnerability Assessments and for putting together appropriate Emergency Response Plans.

DWBLMG90DL/Booklet: 47 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Interim FInal Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program was established under the Safe Drinking Water Act which authorizes the EPA to award grants to states, which in turn provide low-cost loans to public water systems. This rule explains what states must do to receive these grants, what states may do with the grant funds and the roles of the both the states and the EPA in managing and administering the program. This fact sheet answers many questions that state regulatory agencies and other state officials may have regarding the DWSRF program.

DWFSMG117DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Effect of pH, DIC, Orthophosphate and Sulfate on Drinking Water Cuprosolvency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Much confusion exists in the drinking water treatment field about what constitutes a corrosive water toward copper plumbing materials. This research report intends to tie together various aspects of both the aqueous and solid speciation of copper under conditions typical of municipal drinking water systems.

DWBLMG83DL/Book: 107 pp. (1995)

Price: $0.00


 
Effective Risk and Crisis Communication during Water Security Emergencies: Summary Report of EPA Sponsored Message Mapping Workshops
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development; National Homeland Security Research Center

Message mapping has become widely accepted as a method of preparing for crisis communication necessary during various types of potential incidents, including those affecting drinking water and wastewater utilities. This report presents information from workshops conducted across the country in 2005-06 that could be useful to water sector organizations as they develop or improve their respective risk communication plans. Six different crisis scenarios are presented with multiple message maps offered to address the issue.

DWBKMG102DL/Book: 72 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Effective Risk Management of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Workshop
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This package contains the January 2002 workshop that was intended to introduce the science and engineering behind managing potential risk of suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The presentations provide a broad background including the basics of what is known about health and ecosystem effects and exposure assessment for EDCs and the current state of knowledge in managing the risks of EDCs.

DWCDMG60DL/Package: pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Effects of Groundwater Development on Uranium: Central Valley, California, USA
National Groundwater Association; U.S. Geological Survey

Increased agricultural activities and urban development can lead to an increase in uranium levels. This study illustrates potential long-term effects increased uranium levels pose for groundwater in California’s Central Valley.

DWBLMG159DL/Booklet: 16 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

New planning protocols and procedures developed by the nation's water systems in their Vulnerability Assessments (VAs) and Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) will serve as the basis for continued planning and training efforts. This dowload contains guidance documents, information, presentations, and other material necessary for water suppliers, trainers, and other assistance providers to plan and conduct water security emergency response tabletop exercises. These tabletop exercises were developed to train water and wastewater utility workers in how to implement their ERPs, use the response protocol toolbar, and apply other guidance documents in their planning. Secondary rules for health officials, fire, police, emergency medical services, and local, state, and federal officials are also included.

DWCDMG64DL/Package: pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


Enhancing the Application of Integrated Water Resources Management in the ESCWA Region
Enhancing the Application of Integrated Water Resources Management in the ESCWA Region
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)

This report thus gives an overview of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Region Training Manual and introduces the next phase of the program for national implementation. The ESCWA Region Training Manual follows the structure of the Global Water Partnership IWRM ToolBox, with regional adaptations from the ESCWA region by regional experts. It covers three main sections: 1. Water Governance (Policy, laws, institutions, stakeholders and capacity building) 2. Water Uses (Agriculture, water supply and sanitation and the environment) and 3. Water Management Tools (planning, analysis, groundwater, economics, paying for water, raising awareness, etc.). The second phase of the program is for implementation by national water agencies and their partner stakeholders working with the environment and agriculture.

DWBLMG204DL/Booklet: 42 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Environmental Planning for Small Communities: A Guide for Local Decision-Makers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Developmnet

This guide presents ideas for developing a community environmental plan to protect both the residents and the environment. It addresses creating a planning team, determining needs, defining problems, reviewing regulations, developing strategies, and implementing the plan.

DWBKMG14DL/Book: 156 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Environmental Technology Verification Report: Hach Company Water Distribution Monitoring Panel and the Event Monitor Trigger System
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Technology Verification

This technical document details the verification testing results for the Hach Water Distribution Monitoring Panel (WDMP) and Event Monitor Trigger System. The report will be of interest to those considering purchasing such equipment. The system monitors chlorine, pH, turbidity, conductivity, temperature, sample pressure, and TOC. A table summarizing the system's performance is included.

DWBKMG82DL/Book: 66 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
EPA’s Study on the Potential Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
EPA’s Study on the Potential Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This paper discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to conduct a study about the effects of hydraulic fracking on drinking water. While natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future, there are questions about process of hydraulic fracturing, such as what is the impact on groundwater and surface water quality, and does it affect human health and the environment? This study will address these questions and others including chemical mixing, well injection, and wastewater treatment and disposal.

DWFSMG206DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2012)

Price: $0.00


 
Evaluating Proposed Stormwater Infiltration Projects in Vulnerable Wellhead Protection Areas
State of Minnesota , Department of Health

Infiltration practices redirect storm water into the subsurface where it becomes ground water. Ground water often is a source of drinking water, so it is wise to plan storm water infiltration projects carefully, especially in vulnerable wellhead protection areas. This booklet describes suggested considerations for evaluating these infiltration projects.

DWBLMG123DL/Booklet: 11 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Evaluation of Several Field Test Kits for Determining Concentrations of Arsenic in Drinking Water
Penn State Harrisburg, Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center

Arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney and liver. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from farming or industry. As of January 2006, EPA regulations require drinking water arsenic levels not exceed 10 parts-per-billion. This fact sheet evaluates seven commercially-available field test kits for reliability, accuracy and ease of use.

DWFSMG145DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Feasibility of an Economically Sustainable Point-of-Use/Point of-Entry Decentralized Public Water System
NSF International

This document discusses the feasibility and economic sustainability of using a point-of-use/point-of-entry treatment system for public water systems. Small systems often do not have the financial means to keep up with many regulations. This document discusses how small systems can comply with these regulations and reliably reduce contaminants.

DWBKMG166DL/Book: 79 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
Features of an Active and Effective Protective Program for Water and Wastewater Utilities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet describes various features that a water or wastewater utility should undertake to make their system secure and resilient.

DWBLMG161DL/Booklet: 17 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Financial Management Handbook for Small Community Water Systems
Midwest Assistance Program, Inc.

No community water system wants to raise rates, but the goal of every system is to provide safe, fairly-priced water while operating at breakeven or better financially. This booklet provides clear guidance on the procedure for developing appropriate water rates. Topics discussed included are how to determine when to examine a system's rate structure, when to increase rates, what to do with customer water usage information, and how to set the base rate structure. This document was prepared by Midwest Assistance Program.

DWBKMG78DL/Book: 60 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Georgia Water Series, Issue 5: Rate Design for Small Systems
University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

This booklet offers the premise that in order to set rates to fund a water utility, an easy three step process can be employed. The three steps (identify costs, establish the classes of service and design the rate structure) are fully described within this publication.

DWBLMG89DL/Booklet: 13 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


 
Getting In Step - A Guide to Effective Outreach in Your Watershed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Watershed Academy Web

By becoming more aware of how our everyday actions affect our nation's streams and rivers, it is possible to develop strategies that will enable communities to protect and restore the quality of their waterways. The purpose of this guide is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the tools needed to develop and implement an effective outreach campaign as part of a state or local water quality improvement initiative.

DWBLMG58DL/Booklet: 49 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
Groundwater Management in IWRM - Training Manual
Groundwater Management in IWRM - Training Manual
Cap-net, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

In many countries, groundwater is of vital importance for the livelihood and health of the people since it is often the main source for domestic water. It is also widely used for irrigated agriculture and industry. However, water supply systems have often been developed in an unsustainable way, threatening vital social and economic developments. As a result many governments have been reforming water resources management to adopt the approach known as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). One important issue has been the inadequate attention to groundwater management within the reforms towards an IWRM approach. Yet a fundamental observation of IWRM is that water is one (interlinked) resource requiring a holistic approach to management and hence groundwater should be fully incorporated. After a series of case studies in Africa and some pilot training courses, Cap-Net, the Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net) and GW- MATE (Ground Water Management Advisory Team) have collaborated to produce these training materials about groundwater management. An important objective of these materials is to address groundwater in the IWRM perspective. The goal of the course is to introduce the broader framework of groundwater management to groundwater experts and the specific challenges of groundwater management to other water professionals.

DWBKMG199DL/Book: 116pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00


 
Growing Toward More Efficient Water Use: Linking Development, Infrastructure, and Drinking Water Policies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Community and Environment Development Division

Communities face two growing and related issues: increasing financial needs for water infrastructure and concerns about the availability of water. This report focuses on this connection, offering suggestions for town planners and local officials including policy options for water demand management, smart growth and land use.

DWBLMG116DL/Booklet: 39 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Guidance for Water Utility Response, Recovery & Remediation Actions for Man-Made and/or Technological Emergencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Emergency response planning is primarily a local responsibility. This document supplements and supports local response to manmade or technological emergencies and is considered the minimum actions that EPA recommends be carried out by a water utility.

Covered response actions relate to: threat of or actual intentional contamination of a water system; threat of contamination at a major event; notification from health officials of potential water contamination; public notification considerations; contamination sampling procedures (with a sample form); water contamination at different sources, facilities, and major events; and disruption of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems; and significant structural damage caused by an intentional act.

DWBLMG50DL/Booklet: 19 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


Guidelines for Legislative and Institutional Reforms Needed for the Implementation of IWRM at National Level in ESCWA Region
Guidelines for Legislative and Institutional Reforms Needed for the Implementation of IWRM at National Level in ESCWA Region
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)

With increasing interest in the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach, this summary paper was developed to outline how this approach may be used. The paper mainly focused on the following: a) assessment of present status of institutional and legislative settings and appropriateness to implement IWRM plans; b) identification of institutional and legislative challenges, constraints and gaps that hinder the implementation of IWRM plans in the region and assessment of opportunities; c) proposal of scenarios and alternatives for the implementation of legal and institutional reforms and ultimately the IWRM process; d) review of institutional and legislative measures undertaken by developed and developing countries from other regions and presentation of case studies in three selected countries in the ESCWA region (Egypt, Jordan, and Yemenn); and e) preparation of a set of recommendations to ESCWA Member States on the possible institutional and legislative reforms needed to facilitate the implementation of IWRM at the national/local levels.

DWBLMG203/Booklet: 18pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Handbook for Capacity Development: Developing Water System Capacity Under the Safe Drinking Water Act as Amended in 1996
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Capacity development ensures a water system has the ability to provide the public with safe drinking water now and in the future. It has three components, managerial, technical, and financial, to fulfill. The book explains the process of implementing a state capacity development program and includes funding sources, plus, it explains the need for public education to successfully implement a plan.

DWBLMG26DL/Book: 141 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This handbook provides information on developing and implementing watershed management plans that help to restore and protect water quality. A watershed management plan defines and addresses existing or future water qualtiy problems from both point and nonpoint sources of pollutants. Although it is comprehensive in terms of providing resources and tools for each step of the watershed planning process, it is laid out in an easy-to-read format with shortcuts and road maps along the way.

DWBKMG100DL/Book: 400 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Helping Small Systems Comply With The Safe Drinking Water Act The Role of Restructuring
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This pamphlet uses a question and answer format to address some of the most commonly asked questions about restructuring. It also provides sources for additional information.

DWBLMG12DL/Booklet: 6 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
How to Hire an Engineer—A guide for the small public water system
Washington State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Office of Drinking Water

This guide will explain the process of selecting the most suitable engineer for small water system projects. The information is provided in a question and answer format, with questions that are most likely to arise while selecting an engineer.

DWFSMG137DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00
 
How-To Manual: Update and Enhance Your Local Source Water Protection Assessments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The more current and comprehensive a water supply assessment is, the more likely it is to provide a basis for changes in regulations. Economic savings also can be realized by public water systems if these assessments are periodically updated. This booklet helps community leaders to incorporate additional information into their susceptibility determinations.

DWBLMG141DL/Booklet: 36 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Instructions to Assist Community Water Systems in Complying with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Communities are required to ensure that their drinking water facilities have conducted vulnerability assessments (VAs), certify to EPA that they were conducted, and submit a copy of the VA to the EPA. This booklet provides help to system managers in completing these requirements.

DWBLMG52DL/Booklet: 23 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
Integrated Water Resources Management for River Basin Organizations - Training Manual
Integrated Water Resources Management for River Basin Organizations - Training Manual
Paul Taylor, Director, Cap-Net, by Paul Taylor, Rikard Lidèn, Wangai Ndirangu, and Lee Jin

This training material is intended to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the application of integrated water resources management (IWRM) for sustainable management and development of water resources. The training is particularly targeted at the staff of river basin organizations (RBOs). The training manual provides 10 modules that include instruction about pollution management, stakeholder participation, and basin planning for water resources.

DWBKMG195DL/Booklet: 93pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


Integrated Water Resources Management in Action
Integrated Water Resources Management in Action
Jointly prepared by DHI Water Policy and UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment, Jan Hassing, Niels Ipsen, Torkil Jonch Clausen, Henrik Larsen and Palle Lindgaard-Jorgensen

This paper explores some of the practical aspects of the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The following topics are covered:

1. The relevance of IWRM for a number of key development issues,

2. The key characteristics of the concept,

3. The global status of IWRM,

4. Practical implementation—the challenges,

5. Practical implementation—case studies showing successful applications to problematic management scenarios, and

6. How IWRM programs are being linked with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and adaptation to climate change by the set

DWBLMG183DL/Booklet: 20pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
Integrated Water Resources Management on a River Basin Level - Training Manual
Integrated Water Resources Management on a River Basin Level - Training Manual
Jean Burton

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) helps us better manage how water is used in a more sustainable, integrated way and increases public participation in the process. This manual is designed to assist decision makers in applying new approaches to river basin management. It includes two parts—The Management Framework and The Training Seminar. The first part provides a more conceptual explanation and presents a review of several definitions and some of the most pressing issues related to integrated basin-wide management. The second part, aimed at training, explains the steps of the management framework.

DWBKMG196DL/Booklet: 241pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


Integrated Water Resources Management Plans - Training Manual and Operational Guide
Integrated Water Resources Management Plans - Training Manual and Operational Guide
CIDA, in the framework of the PAWD program, Partnership for African Waters Development, With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency

This is training material intended for a 3-4 day course on how to achieve a water resources management plan that brings in the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). The manual includes eight chapters that discuss the IWRM approach, including how to develop a workplan, establish a strategic vision, and analyze a situation.

DWBKMG188DL/Book: 97pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
Introduction to the IWRM guidelines at River Basin level
Introduction to the IWRM guidelines at River Basin level
UN Water

These guidelines provide the necessary information to help practitioners implement Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in line with their own set of circumstances. They consist of the fundamental concepts of IWRM as well as provide insights into the perspectives of various stakeholders with regard to water issues, keys for success for overcoming problems, and good examples where such keys for success were applied. It is an instruction manual that synthesizes practical methodologies for IWRM to help implement IWRM at the river basin level. IWRM is essentially a user-friendly and cooperative approach that is an alternative to the activities previously carried out by individual water sectors acting in their own interests, with very little interaction with one another. The guidelines invite each sector to participate and cooperate in IWRM, with a practical road map so as to contribute to achieving both private and public benefits in a sustainable manner.

DWBLMG190DL/Booklet: 41pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Inventory of Potential Contaminant Sources in Washington's Wellhead Protection Areas
Washington State Department of Health, Environmental Health Programs

This booklet provides guidance in designing and conducting inventories of potential sources of ground water contamination in Washington's Wellhead Protection Areas. Recommendations on the identification and prioritization of potential contaminants are included. Appendices include a table of commercial land use and the potential for hazardous waste generation, answers to common questions about local wellhead protection programs, as well as a sample inventory form.

DWBLMG140DL/Booklet: 34 pp. (1993)

Price: $0.00
IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change: Training Manual and Facilitator's Guide
IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change: Training Manual and Facilitator's Guide
Cap-net, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

This training manual and facilitator’s guide is intended to introduce general concepts and the practical application of integrated water resources management (IWRM) as an instrument for adaptation to climate change. The manual targets participants in courses about climate change adaption who are looking for conceptual and practical knowledge, and capacity builders who conduct short training courses about IWRM and climate change adaptation. Teachers and moderators/facilitators are encouraged to adapt the materials to their particular regional or local contexts, tailoring the adaptation strategies and actions to each set of unique conditions as needed. The document is structured in two main sections: a training manual and a facilitator’s guide. The first part, the training manual, provides concepts, strategies, developments and guidance on the use of IWRM principles and functions, particularly at the river basin level, for adaptation to climate change manifestations and impacts. The second section of the document consists of a facilitators’ guide that provides capacity builders with practical guidance for the organization and conduct of courses or educational programs on the subject.

DWBKMG197DL/Book: 128pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


IWRM for Sustainable use of Water. 50 Years of International Experience with the Concept of Integrated Water Management
IWRM for Sustainable use of Water. 50 Years of International Experience with the Concept of Integrated Water Management
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands

This background document provides a brief overview of Integrated Water Resource Management and includes examples of the approach to illustrate the numerous ways the approach may be interpreted. Six chapters comprise the document, including a brief historical description, the relationship between water management and ecosystems, and the evolution of water management as water becomes scarcer.

DWBLMG189DL/Booklet: 16pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level Part 1: Principals
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level Part 1: Principals
International Hydrological Program (IHP), Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO)

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) can play a key role in addressing sanitation, health, poverty alleviation, disaster reduction, and ecosystem conservation, and all eight Millennium Development Goals, in particular its target to reduce, by half, the proportion of the 2.6 billion people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Implementing IWRM at the river basin level is an essential element to managing water resources more sustainably, leading to long-term social, economic and environmental benefits. Because water is managed locally, a river basin approach provides a practical framework, defined by geographical and hydrological characteristics, which facilitates implementation of IWRM by involving downstream and upstream basin wide issues as well as incorporating environmental and socio-economic aspects. Part 1 of the IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level provides basic principles of IWRM mainly targeting policy-makers, and explains the benefits of IWRM at river basin level and the need to promote it at the policy level. It also proposes a spiral model of IWRM, which illustrates the evolving and dynamic nature of the IWRM process.

DWBLMG191DL/Booklet: 25pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-1: The Guidelines for IWRM Coordination
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-1: The Guidelines for IWRM Coordination
International Hydrological Program (IHP), Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO)

The Guidelines for IWRM Coordination is intended for practitioners involved in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) coordination. It can be used as introductory guidance for those tackling IWRM for the first time, or as training material for intermediary practitioners and trainers of IWRM. For IWRM experts, it can be used as a reference guide to tackle the various issues and problems they face in their IWRM activities. IWRM is a step-by-step process and takes time. By responding to changing social, economic and environmental needs or impacts, one can gradually achieve better and sustainable water resources management as if moving up a spiral, through such means as progressively developing water resources in the basin, building a more integrated institutional framework, or improving environmental sustainability.

DWBKMG192DL/Booklet: 174pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-2: The Guidelines for flood Management
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-2: The Guidelines for flood Management
International Hydrological Program (IHP), Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO)

The Guidelines for Flood Management is intended for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practitioners of flood management. The guidelines should be used as an introduction for those tackling IWRM for the first time, or as training material for intermediary practitioners and trainers of IWRM. For IWRM experts, it can be used as a reference guide to tackle the various issues and problems they face in their IWRM activities. The guidelines consist of five parts:

1) Sectoral Perspectives,

2) Key for Success,

3) IWRM Process,

4) Good Examples, and

5) Useful Tools.

These elements are linked by reference indices, which allow you to move from one to another in the way most convenient to you.

DWBKMG193DL/Booklet: 77pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-3: Invitation to IWRM for Irrigation Practitioners
IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level. Part 2-3: Invitation to IWRM for Irrigation Practitioners
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Invitation to IWRM for Irrigation Practitioners is intended for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practitioners tackling irrigation planning. IWRM is a step-by-step process and takes time. By responding to changing social, economic and environ- mental needs or impacts, one can gradually achieve better and sustainable water resources management as if moving up a spiral, through such means as progressively developing water resources in the basin, building a more integrated institutional framework, or improving environmental sustainability.

DWBLMG194DL/Booklet: 41pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
IWRM Implementation in Basins, Sub-basins and Aquifers: State of the Art Review
IWRM Implementation in Basins, Sub-basins and Aquifers: State of the Art Review
International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO, Keith Kennedy, Slobodan Simonovic, Alberto Tejada-Guibert, Miguel de França Doria and José Luis Martin

This paper discusses a state of the art review (SAR), which was one of the tasks carried out during the Sixth Phase of the International Hydrological Program of UNESCO (IHP-VI), from 2002 to 2007, in its Focal Area 2.4 on methodologies for integrated river basin management (IRBM) and updated at the start of the Seventh Phase of IHP (IHP-VII). It consisted of reviewing case history literature related to integrated river basin management (IRBM) and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The findings suggest that (i) there are few publicly available detailed references on this topic and (ii) coordination of global – and in some cases regional – efforts to collect case histories of integrated water resources management in basins, sub-basins and aquifers (BSA) can be improved. The following is a summary of the principal conclusions and recommendations presented in the SAR: 1. Case histories should be adequately documented, collected and disseminated Recommendations: a. An electronic library should be developed and well publicized to collect and freely disseminate documents on BSA case histories. b. A model for case histories should also be developed. 2. Information on current IWRM actions should be better coordinated. Recommendations: a. Regional databases of BSAs may be useful to share information and coordinate actions. b. The scale of the efforts should be distinguished as to basins, sub-basins and aquifers.

DWBLMG184DL/Booklet: 21pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Learner's Guide to Security Considerations for Small Drinking Water Systems: Major Security Considerations When Performing a Sanitary Survey of a Small Water System
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet identifies and explains major security considerations applicable to small drinking water systems. It is intended to be used by personnel who evaluate small systems for sanitary deficiencies. This publication covers management and source issues related to security concerns, and offers security recommendations for storage facilities, distribution systems and pumps.

DWBKMG143DL/Book: 62pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Literature Review of Methods for Delineating Wellhead Protection Areas
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet presents the result of bibliographic search of the technical literature for publications, papers, and other documents addressing the technical aspects of wellhead protection. The literature summaries are sorted by topic: theory, case studies, land use/mapping/GIS, analytical, modeling, and hydrological analysis.

DWBLMG115DL/Booklet: 31 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


Low-Impact Development Design Strategies - An Integrated Design Approach
Low-Impact Development Design Strategies - An Integrated Design Approach
Prince George's County, Maryland, Department of Environmental Resources, Programs and Planning Division

Low-impact development (LID) is a radically different approach to conventional stormwater management. LID enhances the ability to protect surface and groundwater quality, maintain the integrity of aquatic living resources and ecosystems, and preserve the physical integrity of receiving streams. This book describes LID, including site planning, hydrology, distributed IMP technologies, erosion and sediment control, and public outreach.

DWBKMG179DL/Book: 150pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Low-Level Detections of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater: Use in Vulnerability Assessments
U.S. Geological Survey

This booklet investigates low-level detection of halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater. The intent is for communities with groundwater as their drinking water source can use these techniques to perform vulnerability assessments.

DWBLMG160DL/Booklet: 20 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
LT2ESWTR Data Collection and Tracking System Factsheet
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The EPA published the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) 1/2006 that requires the EPA, states, public water systems and labs to work together collecting source water monitoring data. This fact sheet explains how this ruling should be implemented and how these entities should use the Data Collection & Tracking System to manage data submissions.

DWFSMG118DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
Mainstreaming Gender in Water Management–A Practical Journey to Sustainability: Resource Guide
Mainstreaming Gender in Water Management–A Practical Journey to Sustainability: Resource Guide
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)

This guide is a reference document to assist staff in mainstreaming gender within the context of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). It builds on existing initiatives by summarizing the available tools and materials on gender mainstreaming in IWRM. The resource guide is meant to:

• Improve the sustainability and effectiveness of water-related activities through incorporation of gender equality perspectives throughout the project cycle;

• Improve approaches to the planning, implementation, management and monitoring of IWRM; and

• Improve understanding and awareness of gender concepts through an easy reference to existing materials and tools.

The resource guide is not a set of guidelines, nor is it a step-by-step tool kit for gender mainstreaming. It is a reference guide that should be used in conjunction with the texts and materials to which it refers. It gives a brief overview and summary of issues within the different categories of IWRM and is designed to raise awareness and promote learning and analysis on the relevant social equity and gender issues. Each section may be reviewed on its own and used to raise awareness about its topic. The primary target groups for the resource guide are program managers, gender specialists and researchers within the field of IWRM.

DWBKMG198DL/Book: 88pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Managing for Excellence: Analysis of Water and Wastewater Utility Management Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management

Effective utility management contributes to infrastructure sustainability by using management techniques which lead to reduced operating costs and improved performance. This booklet profiles eight leading utilities identified as industry leaders and details their exemplary management practices.

DWBKMG110DL/Book: 92 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
Mississippi Embayment Regional Ground Water Study
Mississippi Embayment Regional Ground Water Study
National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Increased water usage in the southeastern U.S. tri-state area of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas poses a dilemma to ensuring long-term sustainability of the quantity and quality of groundwater resources that underlie the region. Agriculture, municipal and industry demand for groundwater is stressing fresh water aquifers. Instances of groundwater contamination have closed water-treatment facilities and many other potential contaminant sources could threaten human health. To address these threats, federal, state and local government have initiated a four-phase research effort to understand, model, and suggest best management practices for the groundwater resources in the region. This booklet describes that plan.

DWBLMG180DL/Booklet: 30pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00


 
National Characteristics of Drinking Water Systems Serving Populations Under 10,000
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Three studies (the 1995 Community Water System Survey, the 1995 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey, and data from the 1998 Safe Drinking Water Information System) provided the information used for this report that describes characteristics of small water systems across the U.S. Included are sections about general ownership, operating, and financial characteristics; infrastructure needs; compliance and violation issues; and noncommunity water system information.

DWBLMG31DL/Book: 87 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
National Infrastructure Protection Plan State and Local Implementation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This fact sheet provides an overview of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

DWFSMG153DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
National Infrastructure Protection Plan: Partnering to enhance protection and resiliency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Security risks in the 21st century result from a complex mix of human-made and natural disasters, any of which could take out vital infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes that effective protection plans can improve community resilience and help infrastructure such as water and wastewater systems face whatever situations might arise.

DWBKMG152DL/Book: 188 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change
National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change described the emerging scientific consensus on the potential impacts of climate change on water resources. This book discusses those potential impacts, including:

• Increases in water pollution problems due to warmer air and water temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns;

• Impacts on water infrastructure and aquatic systems due to more extreme weather events;

• Changes to the availability of drinking water supplies;

• Waterbody boundary movement and displacement;

• Changing aquatic biology;

• Collective impacts on coastal areas; and

• Indirect impacts due to unintended consequences of human response to climate change.

DWBKMG178DL/Book: 126pp. (2012)

Price: $0.00


National Water Program Guidance
National Water Program Guidance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The National Water Program Guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water describes the key actions necessary to accomplish EPA’s FY 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. This book explains EPA’s water quality goals, including protecting public health by improving the quality of drinking water, making shellfish safer to eat, and assuring that recreational water are for swimming.

DWBKMG177DL/Book: 127pp. (2012)

Price: $0.00
 
NDWC Consumer Confidence Report
National Drinking Water Clearinghouse

The NDWC offers instructions on writing a simple Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for small systems without computer access. This CCR writing guide is based on EPA's Preparing Your Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report: Guidance for Water Suppliers, which includes appendices containing health effects language and mathematical conversions for all regulated contaminants.

DWBLMG40DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The downloadable file is intended for use by state and local agencies and other organizations interested in educating the public on nonpoint source pollution or stormwater runoff. The Toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted outreach campaign. Included are featured products, logos and slogans, surveys and evaluations, and other NPS outreach material. The information is searchable and includes a frequent questions section.

DWCDMG99DL/Multiple Zip Files 638.6 MB: 0 pp. (2007)

*After downloading files, Mac/Linux users begin by clicking on index.htm.

Price: $0.00
 
Optimizing Water Treatment Plant Performance with the Composite Correction Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Developmnet, Office of Water

This handbook is an updated version of the USEPA Handbook: Optimizing Water Treatment Plant Performance Using the Composite Correction Program published in 1991. It is intended to serve as a resource document for optimizing the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities to provide protection from microbial contamination.

DWBKMG30DL/Book: 246 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


 
Ordinance Implementation: Wellhead Protection—Everything you need to know about implementing a wellhead protection ordinance in your town
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association

The level of protection and health of a watershed relies on the land use laws and policies that communities enact. This book can help municipalities understand the regulation process required to accomplish effective protection.

DWBKMG120DL/Book: 78 pp. (0)

Price: $0.00
 
Owning and Managing a Drinking Water System
Washington State Department of Health, Environmental Health Programs, Division of Drinking Water

The most important responsibility of a water system owner is provide drinking water that is safe and reliable. This pamphlet outlines the legal obligations of owning and managing a water utility.

DWBRMG119DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future. Recent advances in drilling technologies—including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—have made vast reserves of natural gas economically recoverable in the U.S. Responsible development of America’s oil and gas resources offers important economic, energy security, and environmental benefits. The study plan overall purpose is to elucidate the relationship, if any, between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. More specifically, the study has been designed to assess the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources and to identify the driving factors that affect the severity and frequency of any impacts.

DWBKMG207DL/Book: 190 pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00
 
Preparing Your Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report: Revised Guidance for Water Suppliers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Consumers have the right to know what is in their drinking water and where that water comes from. The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 require that all community water systems provide their customers with an annual consumer confidence report (CCR) that summarizes information systems already collect to comply with current regulations. This EPA booklet was created to help water suppliers write their CCRs and includes information on content, timing, and distribution, plus sample reports.

DWBKMG19DL/Book: 66 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Proceedings of the First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Water

This booklet contains the proceedings of the first national expert and stakeholder workshop about infrastructure sustainability and adapting to climate change.

DWBKMG157DL/Book: 136 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
Promoting the National Source Water Collaborative's Call to Action: Your Water. Your Decision
Source Water Collaborative

The Source Water Collaborative, a group of federal, state and local entities, has united to protect America's drinking water at the source–specifically the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers used for drinking purposes. This guide gives local decision-makers a look at their options for protecting sources of their water. These actions vary from development restrictions to budgeting considerations.

DWFSMG109DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00

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