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dc.contributor.authorVereen, Ethellen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPanwhar, Saminaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKirby, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorStreby, Ashleighen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoe, Christineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-25T21:33:10Z
dc.date.available2013-07-25T21:33:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48555
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 10-11, 2013, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe integrity of the drinking water distribution system (DS) is considered the final, and one of the most important barriers for providing safe drinking water. The City of Atlanta (COA) drinking water DS is typical of many large cities in the U.S.; there are older sections, water loss via leaks, and maintenance challenges associated with aging infrastructure. Our previous studies in metro Atlanta indicated modestly increased risks of emergency department visit for gastrointestinal illness associated with longer water residence times (estimated by a hydraulic model) and with source water turbidity. We report on preliminary results of an ongoing study in which we determine the vulnerability to microbial risk for the COA’s drinking water DS using our previous work on longer water residence times, as well as available data on pipe breaks and pressure loss events to assess potential contaminant intrusion and microbial regrowth in the COA DS using an Automated Monitoring & Sampling (AMS) device. The AMS continuously monitors physical and chemical measurements of DS water quality, and collects routine large volume water samples (90L) for microbiological analyses. All samples are concentrated by ultrafiltration and tested for indicators of intrusion (E. coli and Clostridium perfringens), indicators of regrowth (Total coliforms, heterotrophic plate count bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aeromonas hydrophila), and coliphages (MS2 and somatic) as models of enteric viruses. Our preliminary results indicate sporadic positive detection of low concentrations of total coliforms, E. coli, C. perfringens, A. hydrophila, P. aeruginosa, and HPC, in routine large-volume samples.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute; The University of Georgia, Water Resources Faculty.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-307) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2013. Groundwater, water management and dataen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectDrinking wateren_US
dc.titleEvaluating vulnerable locations in the city of Atlanta, GA drinking water distribution system for microbial intrusion and regrowth using an automated monitoring and sampling deviceen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameEmory University. Environmental Health and Safety Officeen_US
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