Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) in Partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)

The TSC Optimization team, in partnership with PA DEP, conducted a microbial focused CPE at the Aspinwall water treatment plant in Pittsburgh, PA during the week of September 19-22, 2017. The TSC Optimization team assisted in the implementation of the CPE at the request of PA DEP to assess treatment plant performance and overall process control.  PA DEP staff augmented the normal CPE activities with additional water quality samples and special emphasis on the integrity of turbidity data from sampling to reporting.  (Rick Lieberman, Alison Dugan and Matt Alexander, US E.P.A.-TSC).

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MI DEQ)

 One of the objectives of the biennial national AWOP meeting this past summer was to showcase the program for representatives of state agencies not actively implementing an AWOP.  The MI DEQ was represented at the national AWOP meeting and recently indicated plans to implement an AWOP and join the national network of states implementing drinking water optimization programs.  (Rick Lieberman, US E.P.A – TSC).