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Water Treatment and Transport Research

water treatment facility

Structures used for the treatment and transport of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater are referred to as water infrastructure. Many locations across the country are suffering from aging, inefficient or ineffective water infrastructure. EPA research provides the science and engineering to improve and evaluate promising innovative technologies and techniques to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of operation, maintenance, and replacement of aging and failing drinking water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems.


Drinking Water Research
Aging Water Infrastructure Research Areas
Prevalence of Contaminants in Treated and Untreated Drinking Water
Pathogens in Piped Water Systems
Relative Risk of Pharmaceuticals in Waste Water 
Regional Water Technology Innovation Cluster
New Wastewater Treatment Ponds Manual
Drinking Water Treatability Database (TDB)
Science Matters: Problems with Pinhole Leaks in Your Copper Water Pipes
Science Matters: Public Database Helps Users Provide Clean Drinking Water