Getting help with drinking water: The National Environmental Services Center
|May 1, 2011||Posted by karmadsen under blog, Conservation, Drinking Water, Groundwater Education, Wastewater|
The National Environmental Services Center (NESC), located at West Virginia University, help small municipalities with water management through trainings, policy guides, assessment tools, and databases. NESC also supports a toll-free call-in line for technical assistance, where individuals or community representatives can speak with a scientist about technical challenges. NESC focuses on making drinking water and wastewater systems safe for community health and protecting them against security threats and hazardous natural events. The center also helps individuals and small communities locate funding from the EPA for water and wastewater projects.
NESC publishes several free online magazines.
- On Tap Magazine dispenses information on the technical and financial management of source water protection. It also covers the health challenges that are faced by small drinking water systems.
- Small Flows Magazine discusses technical, political, and educational topics related to management of wastewater in small communities.
- Each edition of Pipeline Newsletter presents an in-depth study of a single topic related to wastewater management.
Along with these magazines, the NESC prints Tech Briefs on important water topics, such as the Fundamentals of Hydraulic Flow, Disinfection, Filtration, and Corrosion Control. These briefs are simple enough to be grasped in a single reading, but provide the basic theoretical and mathematical background of the topic.