Project #4152

Managing Distribution System Low Transient Pressures for Water Quality

$300,000
Completed
Principal Investigator
Kala
Fleming
Research Manager
Dr. Jian Zhang
Contractor
American Water
Management, Pressure
Distribution System Management

Abstract

Gauges the extent to which water utilities manage distribution system pressure to protect water quality. Determines if distribution system locations maintained at low pressure have poorer water quality than other distribution system locations. Determines the daily and annual risk of infection caused by temporary low pressure. Also recommends best management practices for distribution system locations that may experience low pressure. Tailored collaboration partner: American Water.