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Water Quality Surveillance and Response

Design a Water Quality Surveillance and Response System


Design the System

A system-level design guides implementation of an integrated Surveillance and Response System (SRS). To design the system, you should:
  • Establish a project management team to guide the design and implementation process
  • Establish goals for monitoring and managing your utility’s distribution system
  • Use your goals to guide the design of your SRS
  • Develop a master plan for the components of your SRS

Design the Components

Use the master plan to guide the design of the individual SRS components through the following process:
  • Check to see if you can build the component with in-house assets
  • Identify gaps that you need to fill to achieve your SRS goals
  • Develop a detailed design for the component
  • Refine and implement the design

Guidance and Other Tools for Designing an SRS

EPA offers these documents and tools to support the design and implementation of Surveillance and Response Systems: