Water Security Test Bed

EPA’s Homeland Security researchers have partnered with the Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory to build the Water Security Test Bed, the nation’s first full-scale, above-ground drinking water distribution system. The test bed, located at the INL facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho, replicates a section of a typical municipal drinking water system.

Researchers built the one-of-a-kind WSTB above ground for easy access during experiments and to facilitate fast leak detection. Treatments tested may include disinfection and flushing protocols, use of advanced oxidative processes, pigging, or perhaps emptying and fumigating the pipes. EPA would like to collaborate with other water researchers and water distribution system operators to continue research at this full-scale.

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