Distribution System Performance Based Training in Alabama

On April 17, 2012, the Optimization Team, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), conducted Session 4 of a Performance Based Training (PBT) project focused on distribution system optimization. Six water systems (the parent system and five consecutive systems) are participating in this project. Each system has made considerable progress through this PBT, and reported on their efforts since Session 3 to identify areas with poor water quality and expected higher water age in their distribution systems. Additionally, each system reported on results from a special study they developed and implemented to address an area of poor water quality in their system. During Session 4 the special study concept was revisited and focused on assessing the impact of tank operations on water quality. Participants were tasked with developing and implementing a special study related to a storage tank in their system in preparation for Session 5.  (US EPA TSC Matthew Alexander & Alison Dugan)

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