National Dialogue on Contaminants of Emerging
Concern and Public Health (project #4463)
ON the potential human health risks of
contaminants of emerging concern (CECs)
in drinking water is currently lacking.
Water utilities would benefit from partnerships with public health professionals who
could provide information on the safety
and quality of water supplies. To address
this need, WRF hosted an inter-disciplinary workshop as part of project #4463 to
broaden the national dialogue on this
topic in July 2013. The research report
resulting from the workshop presents
the key findings, and provides the water
community with a first-hand opportunity
to better understand the public health
perspective on CECs in drinking water. In
addition to the report, six overview documents on CECs were created that summarize topics presented at the workshop.
The report includes a survey of pressure
management practices, examination of
case study examples, and recommendations to improve pressure management in
drinking water distribution systems.
guidance on best practices and cost/ben-efits of implementing an optimized pressure management program. The project
included an analysis of a year-long pressure monitoring program from 22 utilities.
MOST SYSTEMS TEND to operate at much
higher pressure than needed, resulting in increased energy use, increased
non-revenue water loss, and excessive
main breaks. Project #4321 developed
Pressure Management: Industry Practices and
Monitoring Procedures (project #4321)