Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Water Systems for Small Communities

A Puzzle Guide for Local Officials
Bulletin 910


Karen Mancl, Ph.D., Editor
Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Ohio State University

This project is supported in part by the Ohio Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group

Contents

  1. The Role of Local Officials in Providing Safe Drinking Water
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Terry Beck, Wayne County Extension Agent, Ohio State University Extension
    Ron Veley, U.S. Geological Survey
  2. Water Systems for Small Communities
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Lori Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
  3. Water System Customers
    Tony Nye, County Extension Agent, Ohio State University Extension
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

  4. Current Residential Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

  5. Current Commercial and Institutional Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,The Ohio State University
  6. Current Industrial Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,The Ohio State University
  7. Future Residential Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,The Ohio State University
  8. Future Commercial and Institutional Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,The Ohio State University
  9. Future Industrial Water Use
    Lenn Black, Environmental Specialist, Division of Water, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,The Ohio State University
  10. Water Sources for Fire Protection in Small Communities
    Tony Nye, Extension Agent, Clinton County, Ohio State University Extension
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  11. Sources of Drinking Water for Small Communities
    Ron Veley, U.S. Geological Survey
  12. Source Water Protection
    Heather Raymond, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Craig Smith, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  13. Water Distribution System: Pipes, Valves, and Flush Hydrants
    Julie Gillenwater, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  14. Maintaining Water System Integrity
    Jeff Morrison, Assistant Director, Operator Training Committee of Ohio
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  15. Water System Pressure Sources
    Jeff Morrison, Assistant Director, Operator Training Committee of Ohio
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  16. Water Storage
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  17. Water Meters
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  18. Removing Aesthetic Contaminants from Drinking Water
    Ashley Bird, Environmental Engineer, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  19. Filtering Microbes from Drinking Water
    Ashley Bird, Environmental Engineer, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  20. Water System Disinfection and Byproduct Control
    Ashley Bird, Environmental Engineer, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  21. Lead and Copper Corrosion Control in Water Systems
    Jeff Crisler, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  22. Monitoring Drinking Water Sources
    Jeff Morrison, Assistant Director, Operator Training Committee of Ohio
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  23. Monitoring Drinking Water for Contaminants
    Todd Kelleher and Ashley Bird, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  24. Monitoring Drinking Water Distribution to the Customer
    Jeff Crisler, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  25. Water Testing Laboratories
    Todd Kelleher, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  26. Water System Monitoring Recording and Reporting
    Jeff Crisler, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  27. Water System Operation and Maintenance
    Julie Gillenwater, Division of Drinking and Ground Water, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Lori Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
  28. Certified Water System Operators
    Julie Gillenwater, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  29. Water System Management
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  30. Personnel Management
    Julie Gillenwater, Division of Drinking and Groundwater, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Lori Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  31. Training for Water System Personnel
    Jeff Morrison, Assistant Director, Operator Training Committee of Ohio
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  32. System Owner/Operating Authority
    Lori B. Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
  33. Business Plan or Capacity Assurance Plan
    Joni Molter, USDA-Rural Development
    Holly Doughman, USDA-Rural Development
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  34. Water System Emergency Contingency Plan
    Jeff Morrison, Assistant Director, Operator Training Committee of Ohio
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  35. Financial Management of Community Water Systems
    John Stamm, Extension Agent, Franklin County, Ohio State University Extension
    Holly Doughman, USDA-RD
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Lori Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
  36. Technical Assistance for Water Systems
    Joyce Gray, Technical Assistance Provider, Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
  37. Public Communication
    Tony Nye, Extension Agent, Clinton County, Ohio State University Extension
    Lori Libby, Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, Miami University
    Holly Doughman, USDA-Rural Development
    Karen Mancl, Professor Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

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