1. Water Research Foundation Project (WRF) #4912

Purpose: Many drinking water utilities are challenged with intermittent or routine harmful algal blooms (HAB). While utilities have varied practices in place to deal with HAB, very little of this information available in the form of peer-reviewed publications. The WRF 4912 project aims to develop guidance for utility managers to evaluate and manage the occurrence and risk associated with HABs in source waters and select control techniques that are suitable to their needs and capabilities. This survey of drinking water utilities is conducted to gather and consolidate information on existing use and efficacy of early warning systems and source water control strategies for HAB. We hope to learn from utility experiences; the successes and failures on early warning systems and source water control.

This is a brief survey designed to tell us about your utility practices and weather you will be interested in participating in a follow up phone survey . 

Confidentiality: Information gathered from this survey is for research purposes only. Data will be released in the form of scientific publications and presentations. All identifying information e.g. utility name, address, and contacts for all participating utilities will remain confidential

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* 1. Tell us about the utility and  the preferred contact person (e.g. individual completing this survey)

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* 2. What is your primary potable water source (Select all that apply)

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* 3. Is your surface water source frequently impacted by harmful or nuisance algal blooms?

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* 4. Does your utility have an early detection/warning protocol for HABs?

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* 5. What early detection/warning technique for HABs have you successfully employed at your source water?

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* 6. What early detection/warning technique for HABs have you employed and found to be unsuccessful?

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* 7. Is there a source water control strategy for HABs previously or currently applied by the utility? Please indicate all that apply

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* 8. What source water control strategy have you successfully employed to control HABs at your source water?

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* 9. What source water control strategy have you employed to control HABs at your source water and was unsuccessful?

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* 10. Would you be willing to tell us more about your utility’s experience with early warning protocols and source water control strategies for HABs over the phone?

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