|Rehabilitation of Cast Iron Tool|
The Rehabilitation of Cast Iron Tool (RoCIT) is a decision support tool designed to assist asset managers to make rehabilitation decisions for small diameter cast iron pipes. This is achieved through six modules that help the user decide whether to renovate or replace the pipe(s). Details of how to use the software tool can be found in the associated Guidance Manual, which can also be downloaded here.
|Water Utility Tool For Responding To Emerging Contaminant Issues |
This Web tool will help drinking water utilities to address emerging contaminant challenges, especially Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs).
|Knowledge Base of Chloraminating Utilities’ Experiences with Section 8 and 9 Devices|
A compilation of the pertinent data from a survey, case studies, and historical information and data on chloraminating utilities’ experiences with Standard 61 devices were incorporated into this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
This information constitutes a current “knowledge’ base” of chloraminating utility experiences with Section 8 and Section 9 devices.
|Asset Data Templates|
These Microsoft Word documents include a generic asset hierarchy list, performance indicators for drinking water assets, performance indicators for wastewater assets, and a glossary related to key drinking water and wastewater system assets, including above and below ground assets. The reader should view these four Word products as templates and modify the content to meet their unique asset management programs, goals, and objectives. Please review the Introduction to learn more about these templates.
|Control Charts Program from Project #4286, Distribution System Water Quality Control Demonstration|
A Microsoft Excel® add-in is provided with this project so that the reader can begin to work with Shewhart control charts on data taken over time. The add-in calculates Shewhart control chart statistics and creates graphs of time-series data with the associated statistics.
|Database of Best Practices for Energy Efficiency|
This electronic tool is an easy-to-use searchable database of energy efficiency best practices based on a comprehensive literature review.
|Conservation Planning Models|
Included with Project #4175 are a number of Conservation Planning Models. The Decision Framework Model will help direct planners and managers to information, models, and planning tools for planning and implementing conservation programs. Also included are a WaterRF Drought Response Tool, WaterRF Benefit-Cost Tool (revised from 2007), and information on WUE programs.
|Supplemental Materials for Evaluation of Analytical Methods for EDCs and PPCPs Via Interlaboratory Comparison|
Project #4167 includes the following Supplemental Materials:
- A summary of the methods found in the literature review
- Summaries of questionnaire responses for each laboratory/method
- Detailed analysis of each compound for each interlaboratory comparison
- Master data spreadsheets containing raw data from all three interlaboratory comparisons
- SOP of method 18CD that was validated during the project
|Water Utility Workforce Needs|
This Website is one of the products of the research project on “Competency Model Development and Application to Meet Water Utility Workforce Needs” (Foundation project #4244.) A competency model is a detailed, behaviorally specific description of the skills and traits that employees need to be effective in a job.
Go to the Water Utility Workforce Needs Website
|Supplemental Services Guide|
The Supplemental Services Guide is an Excel-based tool designed to guide utilities in their decision-making regarding supplemental service offerings that meet their organization’s goals and objectives. The Supplemental Services Guide is provided to users as a matrix of supplemental service choices, with columns of the matrix representing different target audiences for whom utilities may want to provide supplemental services (i.e., utility customers, the broader community, other utilities, other businesses).
|Decision Support System (DSS) Software Tool |
The report, Decision Support System for Sustainable Energy Management (project #4090) created a Decision Support System (DSS) software tool that will guide a utility through the process of developing a portfolio of options to meet their goals for reductions in energy use, GHG emissions, energy cost, and increasing the percentage of renewable energy.
|Grand Central Model|
Methods specifically developed for water infrastructure failure have been combined in spreadsheets developed for this project. The “Grand Central” model are what-if spreadsheets that enable comprehensive assessment of the costs of infrastructure failures for water utilities.
|Knowledge Management Toolkit |
The Knowledge Management Toolkit is a virtual resource for planning and implementing the organizational change needed to support implementation of a KM strategy in drinking water utilities. It contains a five-phase process, as well as downloadable resource documents to support second-order learning.
|Desalination Intake Decision Tool|
The decision process developed in project 4080 was turned into this software tool. The software walks the reader step-by-step (tab-by-tab) through the evaluation process. The user is prompted to answer a series of questions. Most queries have “Note” sections where the user can add additional documentation related to the questions as desired. As the decision tool is targeted at developing an intake development plan, it is assumed that the user has already determined the desalting process scenario to the extent that he/she knows the volume of feed water the process will need.
If intake design options are deemed unfeasible at any point in the process, they are eliminated from further consideration. This process delivers technically defensible options that help a user evaluate and select which options are best for the application.
|Guidelines for Implementing Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination Facilities (PIM)|
As part of project 4078, Guidelines for Implementing Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination Facilities, this planning issues matrix (PIM) and user’s guide were developed to assist users in understanding the broad range of issues and complexities associated with planning a desalination facility.
|Source Water Protection Cost-Benefit Webtool|
Developed from project #4143, the Webtool is designed for immediate application by source water professionals. The Getting Started section assists users in identifying source water protection project options. Once an option is identified, users can use the cost/benefit tool to evaluate and compare the triple bottom-line costs and benefits of that option. An editable report can be generated which can be used for presentation to stakeholders.
|Minimizing Water Treatment Residual Discharges to Surface Water Decision Support Tool|
As part of project 4086, Minimizing Water Treatment Residual Discharges to Surface Water, this decision support tool and guidance video on how to use the tool were developed to assist users in evaluating residuals minimization, treatment, and reuse options.
|High-Rate Spent Filter Backwash Water Treatment Information Tool (SFBW)|
This Web tool
allows users to review findings from project 3114.
|Computational Fluid Dynamics-based Software (CFD)|
Developed as part of project 2977, the Computational Fluid Dynamics-based software calculates log inactivation and reduction equivalent UV dose (RED) with four UV reactors representative of commercial drinking water technologies, all as a function of flowrate, UV transmittance, lamp on/off status and power setting, and microbe UV sensitivity. The software is limited to four UV reactors as described in Chapter 7 of the report, Design and Performance Guidelines for UV Sensor Systems, Order No 91236.
|Simultaneous Compliance Tool (SCTool)|
The Simultaneous Compliance Tool (SCTool) is intended to assist utilities in evaluating appropriate technology choices to comply with multiple and/or conflicting water quality goals, with particular attention toward challenges posed by the source water, treatment and distribution system conditions/limitations. The SCTool utilizes a framework of technology-based rules to identify potential unintended consequences and simultaneous compliance conflicts associated with a particular solution - in the context of system-specific water quality, treatment, operational, and management characteristics.
The tool is available at www.simultaneouscompliancetool.org
. A report for project #3115, which developed this tool is also available.
|Sustainable Infrastructure Management Program Learning Environment (SIMPLE), Foundation Project #4013|
The Water Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), has expanded the Web-based knowledge management system originally built for wastewater utilities (called SIMPLE: Sustainable Infrastructure Management Program Learning Environment) to include information for drinking water utilities. The updated Web site is called SIMPLE version 1.1 and will replace SIMPLE. This work was performed through project #4013. Research partner: WERF. Completed in 2008.
|Energy Benchmark Metric Score Sheets|
Energy benchmark metric score sheets and the raw survey data from the CD-ROM included in the report package for the Foundation project 3009, "Energy Index Development for Benchmarking Water and Wastewater Utilities". The metric files are Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheets, containing user instructions within the spreadsheets.
|LT2ESWTR TOOLBOX Guidance Program - Version 2|
The LT2ESWTR Microbial Toolbox - Version 2, updated in early 2007, is a Web tool that can help utilities meet requirements of the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule by determining which treatment is most suitable for their water treatment plant. The Toolbox serves as a decision tree tool that will guide you through several steps to attain Cryptosporidium credits associated with the LT2ESWTR.
|The Service Line Information Tool (SLIT)|
The Service Line Information Tool (SLIT), developed by Project #2927, is a user-friendly web-based tool designed to inform utilities about service line maintenance. The web tool provides information on the latest technologies as well as on traditional and alternative service line maintenance options.
|Integrating UV Disinfection Into Existing Water Treatment Plants - MBAT and UVDIT web tools|
Two interactive decision web tools have been developed by Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. and Hazen and Sawyer for Foundation project 2861. Their purpose is to provide guidance to utilities in evaluating the implementation of UV disinfection into existing water treatment plants (WTPs) by helping utilities evaluate their existing treatment strategy and retrofit issues associated with UV disinfection.
|Arsenic Decision eTree (Project 2660)|
Web-based, interactive arsenic-decision-tree program. The program helps utilities identify feasible and promising treatment technologies based on the input provided by the user.