EPA Seeks Comment on Water Losses Guidance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently posted for public comment a draft version of "Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems."

The guidance document is designed to assist small public water systems in controlling losses of drinking water in water distribution systems. It is part of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water's (OGWDW) efforts to support public water system sustainability.

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 www.epa.gov/safewater/index.html. To submit comments, send them to Michael Finn, Finn.Michael@epa.gov in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water by Feb. 1, 2010.

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