STP573

    Experiences in Operating a Continuous Water Quality Monitoring Network

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    Experiences in operating a network of continuous water quality monitors in the southeastern United States have demonstrated the utility of such networks for pollution abatement monitoring. Operation and maintenance procedures and routine calibration and quality control procedures produce highly reliable data. While local cooperators are necessary for economic reasons, the vital role of the trained electronic technician cannot be overemphasized.

    Modifications and technical improvements to monitoring equipment are discussed. Problems encountered have been primarily mechanical in nature, particularly pumps.

    Computer programs and semiautomated data handling systems have been developed to produce timely reports.

    Keywords:

    water quality, automatic control equipment, monitors, pumps, environmental tests, pollution


    Author Information:

    Hagan, JE
    ChiefMonitoring and Data Support Branch, and electronics engineer, Surveillance and Analysis Division, Region IV, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga.

    Estes, RL
    ChiefMonitoring and Data Support Branch, and electronics engineer, Surveillance and Analysis Division, Region IV, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga.


    Paper ID: STP39023S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39023S


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