Water Supply Infrastructure System Surety

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The executive branch of the United States government has acknowledged and identified threats to the water supply infrastructure of the United States. These threats include contamination of the water supply, aging infrastructure components, and malicious attack. Government recognition of the importance of providing safe, secure, and reliable water supplies has a historical precedence in the water works of the ancient Romans, who recognized the same basic threats to their water supply infrastructure the United States acknowledges today. System surety is the philosophy of ''designing for threats, planning for failure, and managing for success'' in system design and implementation. System surety ... continued below

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19 p.

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EKMAN,MARK E. & ISBELL,DARYL January 6, 2000.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The executive branch of the United States government has acknowledged and identified threats to the water supply infrastructure of the United States. These threats include contamination of the water supply, aging infrastructure components, and malicious attack. Government recognition of the importance of providing safe, secure, and reliable water supplies has a historical precedence in the water works of the ancient Romans, who recognized the same basic threats to their water supply infrastructure the United States acknowledges today. System surety is the philosophy of ''designing for threats, planning for failure, and managing for success'' in system design and implementation. System surety is an alternative to traditional compliance-based approaches to safety, security, and reliability. Four types of surety are recognized: reactive surety; proactive surety, preventative surety; and fundamental, inherent surety. The five steps of the system surety approach can be used to establish the type of surety needed for the water infrastructure and the methods used to realize a sure water infrastructure. The benefit to the water industry of using the system surety approach to infrastructure design and assessment is a proactive approach to safety, security, and reliability for water transmission, treatment, distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.

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19 p.

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OSTI as DE00750234

Medium: P; Size: 19 pages

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  • AWWA Infrastructure Conference 2000, Baltimore, MD (US), 03/12/2000--03/15/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-0053C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750234
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703060

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  • January 6, 2000

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  • Sept. 12, 2015, 6:31 a.m.

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EKMAN,MARK E. & ISBELL,DARYL. Water Supply Infrastructure System Surety, article, January 6, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703060/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.