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Drinking Water Publications

Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
(The National Environmental Services Center (NESC), 2005 CD-ROM)

This CD 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. For more information:  http://www.lgean.org/html/whatsnew.cfm?id=980

Emerging Issues in Water and Infectious Disease
(World Health Organization, 2003, 22 pp) newly-recognized pathogens are being discovered that present challenges to the water and public health sectors. This publication seeks to raise awareness of emerging issues and provide sources of more information. Available at: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/emerging/en/emerging.pdf

Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion
(National Academy of Science, National Research Council, 2005, 191 pp) reports that perchlorate, an unregulated toxin that has been found in drinking water in 35 states, is far less dangerous than was previously thought. Available at: http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11202.html

Protecting the Source- Land Conservation and the Future of America's Drinking Water
(The Trust for Public Land and American Water Works Assoc., 2004, 52 pp) makes the case for and provides case studies on land conservation as a source protection strategy. Available for $15 or free download at www.tpl.org

Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Small Water Systems
(US EPA, 2003, 30 pp, pub no. 816-R-03-015)
designed to help small drinking water systems meet public expectations and regulatory requirements while maintaining organizational and financial stability. Available on-line at: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/smallsys/ssinfo.htm.  or by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791  For more information, please contact Andrew Bielanski at (202) 564-3824.

Outreach Resource Guide 2002 A Directory of Small Community Drinking Water Information (National Drinking Water Clearinghouse, 2002, 64 pp) Describes 80 national, professional and trade organizations interested in drinking water. Available from NDWC, 800-624-8301 or www.ndwc.wvu.edu

Funding Decentralized Wastewater Systems Using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (USEPA, 2003, EPA 832-F-03-003, 6 pp) Describes how the Clean Water Fund can be applied to decentralized systems. Available at http://www.epa.gov/owm/cwfinance/cwsrf/factsheets.htm#Decentralized

Water Information (National Drinking Water Clearinghouse, 2002, 64 pp) Describes 80 national, professional and trade organizations interested in drinking water.Available from NDWC, 800-624-8301 or www.ndwc.wvu.edu

Source Water Stewardship A Guide to Protecting and Restoring your Drinking Water
(Clean Water Fund, Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water and Clean Water Network, 2003, 43 pp)
Practical, hands-on tools and links to info and resources for making source water protection happen.
jkrall@cleanwater.org or Julia Krall at 202-895-0420 X135.

Section 319 Success Stories, Volume III
(EPA 2002, EPA 841-S-01-001, 222 pp) Examples of projects that successfully implemented the Nonpoint Source Pollution Program. Available from National Service Center for Environmental Publications, 800-490-9198 or visit www.epa.gov/owow/Section319III/

Running Pure
( World Bank and World Wildlife Fund International, 2003, 112 pp) Identifies forests as a necessity for source water protection in a study of 105 city water supplies. Available at www.panda.org/downloads/freshwater/runningpurereport.pdf

2000 Community Water System Survey
(EPA, 2002, EPA 815-R-02-005A, 58pp)
A survey of operating and financial characteristics of a nationally representative sample of community water systems. Available at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/cwssvr.html

Using Technology To Conduct a Contaminant Source Inventory - A Primer for Small Communities (The Groundwater Foundation, 2003, 84 pp.) Information on how to conduct a contaminant source inventory, case studies and reviews of technologies that may be useful. Available from the Groundwater Foundation, rachael@groundwater.org or 1-800-858-4844. Also on the web at www.groundwater.org

Environmental Indicators of Water Quality in the U. S.
(US EPA Office of Water, 2001, 28 pp.)
Describes the nation's water resources, human activities, and natural events, as well as their impact on water quality and trends over time.
Available free from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse. shipping charges apply. Call NSFC at 800-624-8301 or 304-293-4191, and request item #GNBLGN13. , email, nsfc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu.

Drinking Water And Waste Water Handbook For Local Officials (College of Southern Maryland, October 2000 49 pp)
Local officials are almost always those considered ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the water and wastewater systems operated by their communities. This handbook provides an overview of the "need to know" information for local officials. Available from Karen Brandt at the College of Southern Maryland, 301 934-2251 or www.mcet.org

A Small Town Source Water Primer: Building Support For Protection Programs (National Center for Small Communities, 2000, 36 pp) and From Assessment To Action: Protecting Small Town And Rural County Public Water Sources (National Center for Small Communities, 2000, 36 pp) Information to serve the unique needs of small and rural community leaders. Both of the publications from the National Center for Small Communities can be ordered through Robert Neidlinger at 202 624-3555, email: rneidlinger@sso.org

Water Infrastructure: Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures Reduce Water Consumption and Wastewater Flows
(US General Accounting Office, GAO/RCED-00-232, 2000)
examines the impact water efficient fixtures have had on water consumption and wastewater flows. Available from GAO at 202-512-6000, or online at http://www.gao.gov

Public Notification Handbook
(US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 816-R-00-010, 2000, 133 pp)
handbook for water suppliers on new pubic notification regulations.

Preparing Your Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report (US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 816-R-01-003, 2001, 36 pp) guidance for water suppliers. "Working Draft for Public Review"

EPA pubs are available from:
Water ResourceCenter(WRC), email: center.water-resource@epa.gov, (202)260-7786 and National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), email: ncepimal@one.net, (800) 490-9198

Pennsylvania's Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) Program (PA Dept. of Environmental Protection) information on how water sources are being assessed, how the program applies to wellhead protection and describes community involvement. http://www.dep.state.pa.us

On-site Generation of Sodium Hypochlorite (PA Dept. of Environmental Protection) describes a disinfection alternative for small drinking water systems. http://www.dep.state.pa.us

Safe Drinking Water Act: Progress and Future Challenges in Implementing the 1996 Amendments. (The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), 1999, GAO/RCED-99-31) Available from GAO, PO Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013, 202-512-6000 or on the GAO website: http://www.gao.gov

Guidelines for Installing Private Wells in Bedrock

(PA Dept. of Environmental Protection) recommendations for proper construction and protection of water sources http://www.dep.state.pa.us

The American Well Owner (American Ground Water Trust, 4 pp)
A quarterly publicaton for well owners; information, advice amd tips about groundwater, wells and water systems. Availble as a subscription, $5/year, from AGWT, PO Box 1796, Concord, NH 03301, 1-800-423-7748 or e-mail agwtHQ@aol.com

Fact Sheets from DEP's Water Supply Program
Available from 717-783-3795 or e-mail or on the DEP website http://www.dep.state.pa.us (directLINK "water supply fact sheets")

 

 

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