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Region 6 Regional Applied Research Effort Project:

The TSC optimization team, in partnership with EPA Region 6, ORD, and Louisiana Department of Health, visited four water utilities in Louisiana on December 5-7, 2017 to kick off a Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) Project.  The purpose of the project is to gain a better understanding of the impacts (e.g., on pathogens, DBPs, organic chloramines, nitrification) of maintaining a minimum disinfectant residual greater than a “trace” in chloraminated drinking water distribution systems.  The optimization team was invited to participate in this collaborative effort to introduce the participating water systems to optimization monitoring approaches for distribution systems.  (Matthew Alexander, TSC).