Project #4920

Decision Support Framework for Drinking Water Treatment Plants Experiencing Lake Recovery

$282,341
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Josh
Weiss
Research Manager
Ms. Maureen Hodgins
Contractor
Hazen and Sawyer
Source Water Protection
Water Quality
Reservoir Management
Climate Change

Abstract

Drinking water treatment plants were historically designed to address a narrow range of water quality parameters, and are often not easily able to adapt to changes in source water quality. Utilities need tools to help them better understand and respond to long-term changes in water quality due to lake recovery, climate, and other drivers. This project will develop and test a decision support framework (DSF) for drinking water treatment plants undergoing changes in source water quality. The resulting DSF will help utilities continue to supply high-quality water in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.