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A Shortcut to Wellhead Protection Delineation for Some Systems
Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service

Wellhead protection is a way to protect a water supply from contamination. Indiana's Wellhead Protection rule allows some smaller communities to choose between two separate methods for completing a delineation. Using "fixed radius methods" provides a shortcut to the delineation process. This pamphlet explains how to use the fixed radius method.

DWFSOM135DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Iron Removal Plants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

In light of the decrease in permissible arsenic levels in drinking water, studies have been conducted at numerous treatment plants to determine the effectiveness of different arsenic removal processes. This report evaluates the outcome of arsenic removal studies at two iron removal plants. The study was divided into three phases: source water sampling, preliminary sampling, and long-term evaluation. Chemical characteristics of residuals produced by the treatment processes are also recorded.

DWBKOM33DL/Book: 75 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Arsenic Treatment Technology Evaluation Handbook for Small Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

In January 2001, EPA published a final Arsenic Rule setting a revised maximum contaminant level for arsenic at 0.010 milligrams per liter. This handbook is intended to help small drinking water systems make treatment decisions that comply with the revised rule. Included is a checklist of activities that should normally take place in order to make compliance an easier process.

DWBKOM66/Book: 151 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Complying With the Revised Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic: Small Entity Compliance Guide; One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water has been linked to several forms of cancer, especially bladder and lung cancer, and to other health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. This guide can help your small system protect customers' health by providing information about the Arsenic Rule and how it affects your system, funding for compliance, monitoring and reporting responsibilities, and preparing for compliance dates.

DWBLOM63DL/Book: 58 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Cross - Connection Control Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Public health officials have long been concerned about cross connections and backflow connections in plumbing systems and in public drinking water systems. This manual describes methods and devices for preventing backflow and backsiphonage, testing procedures for backflow preventers, and creating a control program to protect public health.

DWCDOM76DL/Book: 52 pp. (2003)

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

A properly maintained distribution system is important for ensuring that you can provide high quality water to your customers, continue operating in the event of an emergency, minimize damage as a result of an emergency and help prevent contamination. This chart provides suggested frequencies of routine and preventative maintenance tasks.

DWFSOM118DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water Protection Series: Effectiveness of Nitrogen BMPs--Irrigated Sands
State of Minnesota, Department of Agriculture

High nitrate concentrations are a relatively common problem in Minnesota aquifers. This fact sheet, produced by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, summarizes a collection of studies, presenting the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for agricultural fields and the associated water quality impacts.

DWFSOM111DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Protection Series: Nitrogen Basics for Wellhead Protection Teams
State of Minnesota, Department of Agriculture

Found in both groundwater and surface water supplies, nitrate contamination is almost always introduced by mans' activities. This fact sheet provides the reader with a brief description of the nitrogen cycle and some of the key sources typically encountered in source water protection areas.

DWFSOM112DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water Protection–Wellhead Protection Case Studies
State of Minnesota, Department of Agriculture

These fact sheets present the successful action steps being taken to protect the wellheads for three different cities in Minnesota.

DWFSOM113DL/Package: 6 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Security and Emergency Preparedness: Top Ten List
New England Environmental Protection Agency

Security and emergency response planning have always been an important part of managing a drinking water system. This sturdy plastic reminder lists obvious ways to make your groundwater-supplied facility more secure in today's threatened environment.

DWFSOM30DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


Drinking Water Security and Emergency Preparedness: Top Ten List
Drinking Water Security and Emergency Preparedness: Top Ten List
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater

Local drinking water facilities may be targets for terrorists and other criminals wishing to disrupt and cause harm to the community water supply. This presentation is for drinking water systems dealing with the potential for these issues. This short program discusses examples of suspicious or illegal activities and the possible danger of chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in water facilities.

DWDVOM101DL/Video: 0 pp. (2005)

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

Price: $0.00
 
General Goals and Requirements of Wellhead Protection Q&A
Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Section, Source Water Protection Unit

This fact sheet offers answers to some of the most common questions that communities might have about wellhead protection.

DWFSOM130DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Geospatial Technology and Source Water Protection Measures for Small Public Water Systems
Mississippi State University, Southeast Regional Small Drinking Water Systems Technical Assistance Center

Various surface geology conditions and soil associations can be potentially hazardous to small water system wells and their wellhead protection areas. By using geographic information systems (GIS) layers, it is possible to determine these potential hazards. This report summarizes such a study in a small area of the state of Mississippi and details the GIS data layers that were obtained, the agency that crated the layers, and the ways in which the layers were analyzed.

DWBLOM115DL/Booklet: 20 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
How To Begin a Fire Hydrant Operation and Maintenance Program
National Environmental Services Center

Communities expect that fire hydrants will supply sufficient water to extinguish a fire. But like any other piece of equipment, if you don't operate and maintain your fire hydrants properly, they won't work when you need them most. This article originally published in OnTap magazine, details an appropriate O&M program to keep your hydrants in tip-top shape.

DWFSOM99DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
How To Operate and Maintain Manganese Greensand Treatment Units
National Environmental Services Center

The manganese-greensand process has been used effectively for removing iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide from well water since the 1950s. For iron and manganese removal the naturally occurring singular grains of glauconite have excellent filtration characteristics. But as with any treatment system, proper operation and maintenance must be conducted for the system to continue to be reliable. This article first printed in OnTap magazine, describes a typical greensand system and recommends some basic maintenance tasks that must be performed.

DWFSOM100DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
IDSE Tool Version 1.0
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

IDSEs are an important part of the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). As a small water system operator, you are subject to the IDSE requirements of the Stage 2 DBPR if you meet the following criteria: if you use a primary or residual disinfectant other than ultraviolet light (UV), or you are a consecutive system that delivers water that has been treated with a primary or residual disinfectant other than UV and you are a community water system of any size, or you are a non-transient non-community water system that serves more than 10,000 people. This download contains a special software program that guides you through a series of questions to determine your IDSE Requirements and selects the best IDSE option for the system.The IDSE Plan/Report Entry allows you to develop and electronically submit the finished plans and reports.

DWCDOM136DL/Multiple Zip Files 188 MB: 0 pp. (2006)

***This download is Windows only compatible.

Price: $0.00


 
Illinois Source Water Protection—Guide to Developing A Source Water Protection Plan
Montana Water Center, Montana Water Center

This interactive training download helps to simplify the process of creating a source water protection plan for small public drinking water systems in Illinois. Flash cards and glossary games, video clips, and activities make this training fun.

DWCDOM71DL/Multiple Zip Files 365 MB: 0 pp. (0)

* Mac users, after downloading file, begin by clicking on iswp_mac

Price: $0.00
 
Improving Security through Capacity Development: Capacity Self-Assessments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This brochure, focuses on the needs of small drinking water systems (those serving 3,300 or less people) and illustrates how states can use existing tools—such as capacity self-assessments— to help address security concerns. It also explains why systems should be encouraged to assess their vulnerabilities and plan for emergencies.

DWBLOM110DL/Booklet: 12 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00


 
Inspection of Water Storage Facilities
State of Missouri, Department of Natural Resources

The quality of water storage facility inspections varies widely because there is no certification for inspectors, and qualifications are not predetermined through mandated standards. This bulletin offers guidance to water system managers to ensure that their storage facilities are being properly inspected and to determine some uniformity in reports submitted to officials by inspecting firms.

DWFSOM65DL/Fact Sheet: 8 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Interviews with Local Government Officials—Gaining Public Support for Water Infrastructure Costs: Braman, Oklahoma
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The mayor of Braman, OK, shares his town's experiences updating infrastructure related to drinking water, electricity, and wastewater.

DWFSOM123DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Interviews with Local Government Officials—Gaining Public Support for Water Infrastructure Costs: Freeport, Illinois
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The former mayor of Freeport, IL shares his experiences with the town's response to EPAs regulations of sanitary sewer systems and the lack of public support for these infrastructure improvements.

DWFSOM122DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Interviews with Local Government Officials—Gaining Public Support for Water Infrastructure Costs: Salem, Oregon
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Director of Public Works for the municipality of Salem, Oregon retells the history of the city's water infrastructure needs and solutions. The conversation details how a sustained public outreach campaign resulted in an open and responsive relationship between the water utility, its users, and Salem's elected officials.

DWFSOM120DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Interviews with Local Government Officials—Gaining Public Support for Water Infrastructure Costs; Gloucester, Massachusetts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The former mayor and current city council member of Gloucester, Massachusetts shares his town's innovative approaches to cost-effective, efficient sewer systems and capital improvements and how they gained public support for these projects.

DWFSOM121DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Iron Bacteria Problems in Wells
State of Wisconsin , Department of Natural Resources

Iron bacteria combine with mineral iron or manganese in the water with oxygen and use it to form rust-colored deposits that build up on well screens, pipes, and plumbing fixtures. This brochure offers basic information on the nature of iron bacteria problems, how to prevent them, and what to do about them if they occur.

DWBROM28DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Turbidity Provisions Technical Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document provides information about the combined filter effluent and individual filter effluent requirements in the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule ( LT1ESWTR). It also contains an overview of the turbidity requirements and other applicable rules.

DWBKOM77/Book: 254 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
NDWC Water and Wastewater Formula Sheet
National Environmental Services Center

Water and wastewater treatment plant operators are required to make many mathematical calculations in order to perform their job. This handy laminated sheet presents many of the basic water and wastewater formulas and conversion factors that these operators might need at a moment's notice. A chart presenting the powers of ten and a table of metric conversion factors are also included.

DWFSOM104DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Nitrate Monitoring Requirements: Community and Non Community Water Systems
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This poster serves as a reference for how small water systems should sample for nitrates. Instructions are included in the event that nitrate is found and violation limits are defined.

DWPSOM131DL/Poster: 1 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Ohio EPA—Developing A Drinking Water Source Protection Plan
Montana Water Center

This interactive training tool was created to simplify the process of developing a drinking water source protection plan for small public drinking water systems in Ohio. The cd uses activities, flash cards and glossary games, video clips, and resources for those who want to go beyond the basics.

DWCDOM70DL/Multiple Zip Files 481.2 MB: 0 pp. (0)

Mac users after downloading file, begin by clicking on ohswp_mac

Price: $0.00


 
Point-of-Use or Pont-of-Entry Treatment Options for Small Drinking Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

To help small public water systems, Congress allows them to install point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) treatment devices to achieve compliance with some of the maximum contaminant levels established in the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. POU and POE treatment devices are designed to treat only a portion of the total flow. This EPA guide book outlines the technical, operational, and managerial issues involved in implementing a POU or POE treatment strategy.

DWBKOM93DL/Book: 123 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Preparing for a Sanitary Survey: Information to Help Small Water Systems
Washington State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health; Office of Drinking Water

A routine sanitary survey is a periodic inspection of a water systems' facilities, operations, and records. These inspections often reveal conditions that may endanger public health. This small booklet, produced by the state of Washington, clearly and simply describes the process. Checklists and operations and maintenance schedules are included.

DWBLOM126DL/Booklet: 32 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Protecting Your Dinking Water Through A Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan: A "How To" Workbook for Communities and Watershed Groups
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water Branch

Source water protection is achieved through identifying the various components, influences and possible contamination areas. This workbook is a guide for communities and watershed groups interested in developing and implementing an assessment and protection plan for watersheds.

DWBLOM116DL/Booklet: 31 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Removing Multiple Contaminants from Drinking Water: Issues to Consider
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Public water systems that need to add treatment for one contaminant may find that they also have other water quality concerns. Choosing a treatment technology that can remove several co-occurring contaminants may be more efficient and cost effective. This large poster describes treatment technologies that can remove multiple contaminants, identifies the contaminants that can be removed, and summarizes related operational and waste disposal issues.

DWPSOM106DL/Poster: 1 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00


 
Small Drinking Water Systems Handbook: A Guide to "Packaged" Filtration and Disinfection Technologies with Remote Monitoring and Control Tools
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Federal and state regulations are designed to manage, protect and enhance the quality of drinking water provided to all consumers. But these regulatory requirements often post a serious challenge to the small system operators who don‘t have the resources to meet these requirements. This handbook highlights information appropriate to small systems with an emphasis on filtration and disinfection technologies used with remote monitoring and control technologies to provide healthy and affordable solutions.

DWBKOM107DL/Book: 73 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Some disinfectants and disinfection byproducts (DPBs) have been shown to cause cancer and reproductive problems in people. The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts (DPB) Rule is the first of a set of rules that will reduce the allowable levels of DBPs in drinking water. This fact sheet gives managers and water operators an overview of the rule, the regulated contaminants/disinfectants, public health benefits from reduced DBPs, and requirements and deadlines for drinking water systems.

DWFSOM11DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Total Coliform Rule Monitoring Requirements: Noncommunity Water Systems Serving 1,001 - 10,000 People
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This handy reference poster spells out the routine and repeat sampling requirements as required by the total coliform rule. This poster is intended for the operators of small to mid-sized drinking water treatment facilities.

DWPSOM109DL/Poster: 1 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Total Coliform Rule Monitoring Requirements: Noncommunity Water Systems Serving 25 - 1,000 People
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This 11"x17" poster describes the routine and repeat monitoring protocol for non-community water systems.

DWPSOM108DL/Poster: 2 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program: Final Guidelines
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Having a certified operator is a key factor in protecting public health, and regulations promulgated under the Safe Drinking Water Act require that tribal public water systems must be operated by qualified personnel. This document describes the guidelines for operator training and certification, including classification of systems, facilities, and operations; operator qualifications; program implementation; operator certification renewal; recertification; stakeholder involvement and program review; and submittal requirements for certification of a program.

DWBLOM86DL/Booklet: 15 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
Troubleshooting Guide for Small Ground Water Systems with Hypochlorination
University of Florida , Center for Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (UF/TREEO)

This guide uses a systematic troubleshooting process to help operators determine if they can correct operational problems themselves or if they need to call in technical assistance. Background information about wells and pumping equipment is included, as well as steps for troubleshooting cross connection problems.

DWCDOM23DL/Book: 104 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Uncovered Finished Water Reservoirs Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Uncovered reservoirs that receive surface water runoff and/or groundwater intrusions are subject to the regulations of the 1989 Surface Water Treatment Rule. This manual, produced by the EPA, specifically addresses open reservoirs that have adequate protection measures and are lined to prevent any surface water runoff or intrusion and therefore qualify as finished water reservoirs. This manual covers management plans, sources of contamination, water degradation and water quality monitoring associated with these types of reservoirs.

DWBKOM114DL/Book: 92 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Facts: Number 2 Microorganisms in Your Well Water
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension

Coliform bacteria are a good indicator of microbiological contamination of drinking water. If they're in your water, your well may be contaminated with other, more harmful microorganisms that can cause disease. This fact sheet gives an overview of water testing and measures to eliminate potential pathogens from a private water supply.

DWFSOM79DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Infrastructure: Successful Strategies for Local Leadership
Local Government Advisory Committee

This booklet shows how elected local government leaders are addressing critical water infrastructure needs. These five case studies from towns across the country would be helpful to other community leaders confronting this daunting task.

DWBLOM119DL/Booklet: 24 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Security Initiative: Interim Guidance on Developing Consequence Management Plans for Drinking Water Utilities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Water Security initiative is a USEPA program that addresses the risk of intentional contamination of drinking water systems. This booklet gives guidance to water operators on how to deal with such an occurrence.

DWBKOM151DL/Book: 101 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Water System Operator Roles and Responsibilities: A Best Practices Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

A water system operator holds one of the most important jobs in a community. This factsheet describes the various roles and responsibilities that this job entails.

DWFSOM152DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Well Disinfection
State of Minnesota , Department of Health

Well disinfection can eliminate or reduce many kinds of harmful bacteria and viruses as well as non-harmful bacteria that can cause unpleasant tastes and odors. This pamphlet provides advice for homeowners on when to disinfect their drinking water well and provides step-by-step instructions for doing so. Helpful photographs are included.

DWFSOM134DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Wellhead Protection Tips for Small Public Water Systems
State of New Hampshire , Department of Environmental Services

Small public water systems such as residential subdivisions, apartment buildings, or schools, should take steps to protect their wells from contamination. This environmental fact sheet describes the six steps required to achieve protection.

DWFSOM132DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 


   
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