Develops strategies for optimal water quality data uses and flow within utilities that would allow effective integrated water quality management. Develops guidelines, or a set of standard requirements, to identify water quality data collection needs. Provides large and small utilities with assistance in developing strategic plans and establishing a reliable cost-effective water quality database. Also allows compatibility between utility, state, and federal database efforts; incorporates experience from other countries in development of these strategies; and provides utilities with the necessary tools for using water quality data to drive improved system operations. Published in 2005.