2nd Edition

Water Distribution System Monitoring A Practical Approach for Evaluating Drinking Water Quality

By Abigail F. Cantor Copyright 2018
    190 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    190 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    To keep drinking water safe involves more than following the letter of the law. This book introduces a comprehensive perspective and a proactive step-by-step approach to maintaining drinking water quality in distribution systems, and aids in delivering verifiably safe and economical water to end users.

    This second edition is updated throughout, and reflects the latest processes for improving drinking water quality in water systems and bringing those systems into compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule, the Disinfection By-Products Rule, and the Total Coliform Rule. It also presents the latest techniques for calming discolored water issues, keeping microbiological growth and biofilm formation in check, and preventing the formation of pinhole leaks in copper pipes. The book also aids in determining side effects of treatment chemicals, achieving simultaneous compliance with multiple regulations, and optimizing treatment chemical dosages. 

    A typical water distribution system is complex and chaotic with varying piping configurations, water flows, chemical reactions, and microbiological activity. It is, therefore, no surprise that monitoring and assessing water quality can be a daunting task. Water Distribution System Monitoring: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Drinking Water Quality simplifies this task by providing the tools for well-defined and measurable control of water quality.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 A Comprehensive Perspective of Drinking Water Quality

    Chapter 3 A Quick but Powerful Assessment of Drinking Water Quality

    Chapter 4 Strategic Planning for Improved Water Quality

    Chapter 5 Data Management and Analysis

    Chapter 6 Case Studies

    Chapter 7 A Philosophy of Drinking Water Quality Control

    Appendix A: Process Research Solutions Monitoring Station

    Appendix B: Analyzing Pipe Wall Accumulations

    Appendix C: Water Quality Measurement Guidelines


    Abigail F. Cantor is the founder of Process Research Solutions, LLC, an engineering consulting firm specializing in water quality investigations for municipal drinking water systems and for building plumbing. She and her company have developed tools and protocols to proactively monitor and control water quality, lowering the chances of developing serious and expensive issues in water systems.

    "… an informative, how-to-guide for identifying and reversing water quality issues in water systems. Water system operators, plumbers and building maintenance staff can use the step-by-step approach to monitor water quality and prevent costly problems before they emerge."
    - Joseph Grande, Madison Water Utility, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    "This book is a well-written, practical guide for developing a distribution system water quality optimization program."
    - John Civardi, Mott MacDonald, Arlington, Virginia, USA

    "The material was easy to read. Abigail Cantor takes complex processes and breaks them down in a step-by-step procedure so that you don’t need a PhD or an engineering license to optimize drinking water quality or to troubleshoot issues."
    - Richard Giani, CH2M, Kansas City, Missouri, USA