WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 15, 2009 -- EPA posted for public comment a draft version of "Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems," a guidance document intended to assist small public water systems in control of losses of drinking water in water distribution systems.
This document is part of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water's (OGWDW) efforts to support public water system sustainability. This draft guidance document is intended to assist public water systems, states, and primary enforcement agencies under the Safe Drinking Water Act in improving water efficiency and long-term sustainability in small public water systems through control and mitigation of water losses in public water system distribution systems. The draft document provides guidance on:
• Water loss control programs
• Water metering
• Water audits
• Leak detection
• Operation maintenance and preventative measures to control water losses
The document can be viewed or downloaded from the OGWDW home page at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/index.html.