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    Safety First: Water Main Repair DVD

    The program will follow the standard “Safety First” format and present proper preparation techniques and safe use of the equipment. Viewers will learn how to prepare the equipment needed for work and the proper procedures for preventing and limiting exposure to potentially fatal injury.The program will cover:-Avoiding injury to water ...

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    Managing Water Main Breaks Field Guide

    Although every water utility knows how to repair water main breaks, some utilities are better at managing main breaks to minimize both disruptions to the public and lost consumer confidence in the utility.How can a water utility “manage” something as unknowable as when and where water main breaks will happen? Can the negative impacts ...

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    AWWA C651-14 Disinfecting Water Mains

    This standard presents essential procedures for the disinfection of new and repaired potable water mains. Topics covered include forms of chlorine disinfection, a description of the disinfection procedure, preventive and corrective measures during construction, methods of chlorination, final flushing, bacteriological testing, redisinfection, final ...

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    M17 Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Hydrants, Fifth Edition

    This utility operations manual provides drawings and approved procedures for fire hydrant design, installation, and operation and maintenance practices. It traces the development of the different styles and contains detailed instructions for testing. Definitions, diagrams, and record-keeping tips are included as well as easy-to-follow flow-testing ...

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    M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains

    As their infrastructures age, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain levels of service while keeping water affordable to all. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely where money is best spent, leaving in place pipelines that have adequate integrity, and preventing the unnecessary ...

  • Filtration Materials for Groundwater: A Guide to Good Practice

    Ground water is a source for drinking and industrial water supply and pollution created by active industrial sites often causes social, health, and environmental problems.  This groundwater eventually drains into an adjacent water sources.   Filtration Materials for Groundwater: A Guide to Good Practice presents the up-to-date technology of ...

  • Best Practice Guide on the Control of Iron and Manganese in Water Supply

    This Best Practice Guide on the Control of Iron and Manganese in Water Supply is one of a series produced by the International Water Association’s Specialist Group on Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water. Iron and manganese are often found in soft upland water sources associated with natural organic matter and are also commonly found in ...

  • Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

    Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The ...

  • Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

    This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by arsenic and arsenic compounds. Arsenic is widely distri-buted in the earth's crust and is emitted into the atmosphere by coal-fired power generation plants and volcanic activity. Inorganic arsenic of geological origin is found in groundwater used as drinking-water in ...

  • Water Communication

      Water Communication aims at setting a first general outlook at what communication on water means, who communicates and on what topics. Through different examples and based on different research and contributions, this book presents an original first overview of “water communication”. It sets its academic value as one distinct scientific domain ...

  • Internal Corrosion Control of Water Supply Systems

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  This Code of Practice is concerned with metal pick-up by drinking water within the water supply chain, particularly from water mains and from domestic and institutional pipe-work systems. The principal metals of interest are copper, iron, ...

  • Water Consumption, Tariffs and Regulation

    Water Consumption, Tariffs and Regulation aims to provide a statistical overview about water abstraction, consumption, tariffs and data on sewage and wastewater treatment at an international level. It is mainly based on the statistical information provided by IWA Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics.  The book is structured in three main ...

  • Water service provision for the peri-urban poor in post-conflict Angola

    One of the important challenges of post-war reconstruction is to provide more and better quality basic services, such as water. Previous attempts at upgrading main supply systems to accommodate peri-urban areas have been overwhelmed by the explosive demographic growth of Angola’s major cities brought about by many years of civil war. This paper ...

  • Piping and Valves

    This volume in the Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Main Operator series covers the basics of piping and valves in water and wastewater plants, including details on fittings, strainers, filters, traps and control systems. The book explains how pipes and valves are used to feed materials (e.g., chemicals) into influents and effluents and ...

  • Coastal Water Bodies

    Addressing the links between science and the real world with a sound scientific baseline, Coastal Water Bodies targets researchers of various disciplines whose interest lies in the integrated sustainable management of coastal water bodies. The main topic of this book is not the ecology according to its accepted meaning, but rather the ‘places and ...

  • Managing Water Resources: methods and tools for a system approach

    Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socio-economic factors and environmental variables.This volume describes the 'system approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. ...

  • Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

    Tropical Freshwater Wetlands deals with the sustainable management of some of the most valuable environmental assets available to developing countries, i.e. floodplains, marshes, swamps and shallow water bodies. The main types of tropical freshwater wetlands are described, their value is highlighted, and human intervention and its impact on ...

  • Handbook on Particle Separation Processes

    Particles in water play an important role in all kinds of water quality and treatment issues. Since the early beginnings of centralised water production and treatment, the main goal of water purification was primarily the removal of water turbidity in order to produce clear water free from visible particles. The Handbook on Particle Separation ...

  • Sediment/Water Interactions V

    The papers appearing in this volume reflect the current attention in sediment/water science to five main topics of investigation: Sediment dynamics in estuaries, coastal waters, lakes, reservoirs and rivers; Sediment-associated biological processes; Contaminant accumulation, distribution and geochemistry; Fluxes from sediments; and Element ...

  • Hydropolitical Vulnerability & Resilience along International Waters - North America

    The main problem in North America is the location of water resources relative to large population centers where the majority of the freshwater drains away from the bulk of the population. Climate variability and change is a reality. It raises the impact on variability and availability within the continent, which is characterized by its different ...

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