Lake Pflugerville

Guidance for Safe Drinking Water

Plan Your Next Steps: Bridging Objectives & Practical Solutions

Operating a successful utility requires balancing present day needs with the demands of preparing for tomorrow. Our 15th edition of the SDWA Regulations Wall Chart outlines four key objectives for next steps to safe drinking water:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Protecting public health
  • Building resiliency
  • Optimizing operations

On the wall chart, we offer practical solutions to help you meet these objectives. We share case studies, project examples and recommended guidance documents. Below are direct links to these referenced materials and more.

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Drinking Water Guidance Materials

Estes Park Mary's Lake Water Treatment Plant
Regulatory Compliance

  • Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G100: Water Treatment Plant Operation and Management (AWWA, 2011) Read
  • Guidance for the Treatment of Manganese - Report 4373 (WRF, 2013) Read
  • Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Documents Read
  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rules Read
  • Guidance Manual for Compliance with the Filtration and Disinfection Requirements for Public Water Systems using Surface Water Sources (EPA, 1991) Read
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Read

Bozeman Water Treatment Plant
Protecting Public Health Beyond Regulations

  • Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) Fact Sheets (AWWA, 2016) Read
  • Sources, Chemistry, Fate, and Transport of Chromium in Drinking Water Treatment Plants and Distribution Systems – Report 4497 (WRF, 2017) Read
  • Scoping Study to Review Contributions of Chromium to Drinking Water from Corrosion in Distribution System - Report 4562 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • AWWA’s Health Effects Resource Community Read
  • U.S. Public Health Service Recommendation for Fluoride (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015) Read
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Water Fluoridation Guidelines & Recommendations Read

Lake Tapps

  • Waterscapes: Resiliency (HDR, 2015) Read
  • Community Resilience Planning Guide (National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2015) Read
  • Preparedness and Response Practices to Support Water System Resilience: Fundamentals, Good Practices, and Innovations - #4601 (WRF, 2017) Read
  • NIST Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning Read
  • U.S. EPA Water Resilience Read
  • ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division Read

WTP and Distribution Systems Optimization

  • Self-Assessment for Water Treatment Plant Optimization: Partnership for Safe Water (AWWA, 2015) Read
  • Criteria for Optimized Distribution Systems (WRF and AWWA, 2010) Read
  • Partnership for Safe Water Read
  • U.S. EPA Area-Wide Optimization Program for Drinking Water Systems Read

UV Optimization

  • Develop and Demonstrate UV Reactor Validation Protocol Using Dyed-Microspheres Actinometry - Report 4112 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • Demonstrate UV System Validation by Lagrangian Actinometry - Report 4217 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • UV Disinfection Guidance Manual for the Final Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (EPA, 2006) Read
  • UV Disinfection Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water Reuse, Third Edition (National Water Research Institute, 2012) Read

Biofiltration Optimization

  • Full-Scale Engineered Biofiltration Evaluation and Development of a Performance Tracking Tool - Report 4525 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • Biofilter Conversion Guidance Manual - Report 4496 (WRF, 2017) Read
  • North American Biofiltration Knowledge Base - Report 4459 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • Optimizing Filter Conditions for Improved Manganese Control During Conversion - Report 4448 (WRF, 2016) Read
  • Optimizing Engineered Biofiltration - Report 4346 (WRF, 2014) Read