» Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Technical Manual, Water Use: Wastewater Re-Use

Information on wastewater re-use for both urban and rural households. On-site wastewater re-use provides numerous opportunities to reduce water use within the home. At present, potable (drinkable) water is used for practically everything in the house and garden. Read More

Algae in Water Supplies: an Illustrated Manual on the Identification, Significance, and Control of Algae in Water Supplies.

A manual designed to help “water analysts and others who deal with the many problems and effects associated with the presence of algae in water supplies.” Read More

Field Manual for Water Quality Sampling

This field manual is intended to serve as a field reference guide for the collection of water quality samples from surface water and ground water. More detailed information can be found in reference materials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and other sources. Separate training should be provided prior to field water quality sampling. The overriding objective of this manual is to provide consistent field sampling protocols for the numerous agencies and individuals who require water quality information. However, it is not intended to replace any sampling plan. The Spanish-language version of this manual also is available to help address emerging environmental sampling concerns along the U.S.-Mexican border. Increased water quality management along the border will require integrated sampling and analysis protocols, something that the production of this manual can foster. [Español http://www.ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER/publications/handbook/espanol/contents.html] Read More

Risky Business: A Guide for Water and Wastewater Workers

AFSCME represents over 40,000 water and wastewater treatment workers. They face exposure to flammable, explosive or poisonous gases, hazardous confined spaces, infectious diseases, temperature extremes, slip and fall hazards, excessive noise and unsanitary workplaces. According to the National Safety Council (1996), water and wastewater treatment workers suffer disabling injuries and illnesses at almost five times the rate of the average industrial worker. These figures do not tell the whole story on the dangers for these workers as they do not include the close calls. Read More

Comprehensive Transboundary Water Quality Management Agreement with Guidelines for Development of a Management Plan, Standards, and Criteria

Library Holdings. Comprehensive Transboundary Water Quality Management Agreement with Guidelines for Development of a Management Plan, Standards, and Criteria (ASCE/EWRI 33-09) contains the most current model for comprehensive water quality planning and management of shared water resources. This standard provides a framework which governments can adopt or modify with regard to riparian rights. Governments that seek to manage and preserve shared water resources will find this model and its appendices to be a practical guide. Various aspects of planning and management are analyzed in detail, including administration, water quality and allocation, financing, and dispute resolution. This book can be used on an international scale and in a variety of geopolitical settings. Read More

National Risk Management Research: Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual

This is a National Risk Management Research Publication that represents an update of an earliar 1980 design manual. The full manual is 376 pages. An introductory PDF file is available with links to the rest of the files contained in the manual. Read More

Penn State Pond Management Publications

This site contains over 30 pond management publications that would be useful for owners of farm ponds. References are divided into general, fisheries, and aquatic plant categories. Read More

Nonpoint Source Assessment: User's Guide to Ohio's Surface Waters

Ohio’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program includes a comprehensive water quality assessment of the nature and extent of NPS water pollution problems, as well as sources and causes of problems. This User’s Guide was designed to help the reader identify a water resource of interest, whether stream, lake or ground water area, and obtain NPS monitoring and assessment information. Read More


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