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Water Distribution System Handbook

Water Distribution System Handbook

By Larry W. Mays

Practical guidance for civil engineers and anyone else involved with the design, analysis, operation, maintenance or rehabilitation of water distribution systems.

Price: $125.00
ISBN: 9780071342131
Product Code: 0071342133
Year: 1999
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 912
Publisher: McGraw-Hill


All-in-one, state-of-the-art guide to safe drinking water! Civil engineers and anyone else involved in any way with the design, analysis, operation, maintenance or rehabilitation of water distribution systems will find practical guidance in Water Distribution Systems Handbook.

Experts selected by Handbook editor Larry W. Mays provide historical, present day, and future perspectives, as well as state-of-the-art details previously available only in specialized journals. You get a comprehensively detailed exploration of every facet of the hydraulics of pressurized flow; piping design and pipeline systems; storage issues; reliability analysis and distribution, and more.

This unique authorative handbook gives you:

  • Help with design, analysis, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation
  • A one-stop source of tested, top-level answers to many water distribution system questions
  • The most advanced methods, techniques, and timesaving tips from leaders in the field
  • Case studies on systems small and large

Detailed information on technology contributions and on enhancements to the EPANET model are included. You'll also find case studies that range from the small municipal systems found in every U.S. town, to large systems common to great urban centers like New York, London and Paris.

If you're looking for comprehensive, state-of-the-art help with water distribution systems, you've come to the right place. The only book of its kind, this authoritative and inclusive compendium brings you detailed coverage of methods, materials, techniques, and tools for water distribution systems.

Written by top experts that are members of the American Water Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and other leading professional organizations, the Water Distribution Systems Handbook provides specialists in each area to serve as your consultants. Each chapter provides expert, detailed, professional guidance on an important aspect of water distribution systems.

System Components include:

  • Hydraulics
  • Distribution Design
  • Pump System Design
  • Optimization Models
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Hydraulic Transient Design
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Computer Models
  • EPANET Enhancements
  • Operation
  • Operation Optimization
  • Maintenance
  • Rehabilitation

This key resource will be a trusted ally of engineers, managers, operators, systems analysts, and other water distribution systems professionals for many years to come. A needed reference in a vitally important and much-changed field, the Water Distribution Systems Handbook is the right tool at the right time!