Accession Number : ADA321323

Title :   Guidance Document for Control of Microbiological Growth in An Air Force Base Water Distribution Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 95-Jun 96,

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Deb, Arun K.

PDF Url : ADA321323

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : In recent years, a of propet; control, maintenance, and management of base water systems has resulted in an increased period of bacteriological noncompliance in the distribution system. Amistrong Laboratory (AL) has conducted some limited case studies of such violations of Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Regulations. The objective of this guidance document is to assist Air Force Civil and Bioenvironmental Engineers (CE/BEE) in operating and maintaining water distribution systems to avoid distribution system water quality violations of SDWA Regulations and to develop corrective actions. The report provides a summary of requirements of various existing SDWA Regulations that have impacts on distribution water quality, such as Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR) and Total Coliform Rule, as well as potential future rules, such as Information Collection Rule (ICR) and DisinfectantDisinfection By-Products Rule (D/DBP). An action plan has been developed describing bacteriological sampling requirements of TCR and possible corrective actions to avoid noncompliance. A systematic methodology has been described to develop a comprehensive maintenance program to improve general water quality in distribution systems, and a case study has been conducted to illustrate the methodology.

Descriptors :   *DRINKING WATER, *SURFACE WATERS, *SAFETY, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WATER QUALITY, *MICROBIOLOGY, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *WATER DISTRIBUTION, MAINTENANCE, REQUIREMENTS, HAZARDS, CASE STUDIES, DOCUMENTS, SAMPLING, GUIDANCE, WATER SUPPLIES, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), BACTERIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE