Committee report: Getting information to small systems: Information dissemination survey of engineers and regulators

Hardin D. Yeuell, Bruce I. Dvorak, Patric L. Gurian, Darren A. Lytle

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Abstract

Consulting engineers and state regulators, particularly those who assist small systems, were surveyed on how they obtain information related to planning, designing and permitting water treatment systems, and regulations. Possible survey recipients were identified through a multitude of electronic and hard copy sources. The questions were first analyzed independently, then the consultant or the regulator groups. Of the 159 consulting engineer respondents, 117 were AWWA members and 40 were not. Respondents worked for companies of varying size, with 19% working for firms with 11-30 employees, 19% for firms with 31-75 employees, 16% for firms with 151-500 employees, and 14% for firms with more than 500 employees. 69% of 40-49 year old regulators devoted at least 40% of their time to small systems, and 73% ranked the importance of CEUs at below the medium level. AWWA's performance regarding resources such as books, manuals, and mailed journals and magazines received the best scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalJournal - American Water Works Association
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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