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This booklet is a resource on microbiologically influenced corrosion as it occurs in plumbing systems of buildings. The book covers understanding, prevention, and remediation of the resultant water quality and pipe integrity problems.

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Despite the publication of the Lead and Copper Rule about 18 years ago, compliance is still a major challenge. Because of this and other water quality issues that affect water distribution systems, there is a need for an alternative protocol for obtaining representative water samples and a need for approaching water quality information in a methodical manner. This book explores such procedures and a monitoring device - already in use at many municipal water utilities - that provide higher quality water chemistry and microbiology data than by using other available methods. It outlines these procedures and provides equipment lists and assembly instructions for the monitoring device as an open-source technology.

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List of Publications

Publications-Books and Book Chapters
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2018). Water Distribution System Monitoring: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Drinking Water Quality. Second Edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2017). Optimization of Phosphorus-Based Corrosion Control Chemicals and Flushing for Lead and Copper Control (Project #4586). Denver: Water Research Foundation.
  • (2017). Manual of Water Supply Practices – M58: Assessment and Control of Internal Corrosion and Metals Release in Drinking Water Systems. Second Edition. Denver: American Water Works Association. (Abigail F. Cantor, author of Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Internal Corrosion and Metals Release and Chapter 6: Monitoring Effectiveness of Corrosion Control and Metals Release Remediation)
  • Abigail F. Cantor and Rob Spence (2013). What’s Bugging Your Pipes: How Microorganisms Affect Plumbing Systems. Madison: Process Research Solutions, LLC.
  • Abigail Cantor, Barry Maynard, et. al. (2013). Assessing Risk of Lead and Copper Consumption from Drinking Water (Project #4415). Denver: Water Research Foundation.
  • Gregory Welter, Daniel Giammar, Abigail Cantor (2013). Galvanic Corrosion Following Partial Lead Service Line Replacement (Project #4349). Denver: Water Research Foundation.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, Eric Kiefer, Kevin Little, Andrew Jacque, Archie Degnan, Barry Maynard, David Mast, Judith Cantor (2012). Distribution System Water Quality Control Demonstration (Project #4286). Denver: Water Research Foundation. (This book comes with a Microsoft Excel® add-in on a CD for creating Shewhart control charts for water system operating and monitoring data.)
  • Christopher P. Hill, Rich Giani, Abigail F. Cantor, Elizabeth Turner (2011). Manual of Water Supply Practices – M58: Assessment and Control of Internal Corrosion and Metals Release in Drinking Water Systems. Denver: American Water Works Association. (2nd edition to be published in 2016)
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2009). Water Distribution System Monitoring: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Drinking Water Quality. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Anne Sandvig, Pierre Kwan, Gregory Kirmeyer, Barry Maynard, David Mast, R. Rhodes Trussell, Shane Trussell, Abigail F. Cantor, and Annette Prescott (2008). Contribution of Service Line and Plumbing Fixture to Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Issues (Project #3018). Denver: Awwa Research Foundation.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, Jae K. Park, and Prasit Vaiyavatjamai (2003). “Effect of Chlorine on Corrosion in Drinking Water Systems”, Water Quality in the Distribution System (Chapter 23; Denver: AWWA 2005)
Publications-Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Michael R. Schock, Abigail F. Cantor, Simoni Triantafyllidou, Michael K. DeSantis, Kirk G. Scheckel (2014). “Importance of Pipe Deposits to Lead and Copper Rule Compliance”, Journal of the American Water Works Association 106:7:E336-E349. [See awards.]
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2006). “Diagnosing Corrosion Problems by Means of Metals Fractions”, Journal of the American Water Works Association 98:1:117.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, Jae K. Park, and Prasit Vaiyavatjamai (2003). “Effect of Chlorine on Corrosion in Drinking Water Systems”, Journal of the American Water Works Association 95:5:112.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, David Denig-Chakroff, Richard R. Vela, Mark G. Oleinik, and Daniel L. Lynch (2000). “Use of Polyphosphate in Corrosion Control”, Journal of the American Water Works Association 92:2:95.
Publications – Other Articles and Major Presentations
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2015). “Optimization of Phosphorus-Based Corrosion Control Chemicals and Flushing for Lead and Copper Control: In-progress research.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2015 Water Quality and Technology Conference.
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2014). “Theoretical Lead and Copper Release into Drinking Water versus Reality.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2014 Water Quality and Technology Conference.
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2011). “The Lead and Copper Rule: Proactive Detection and Response Are Key to Compliance.” Opflow (37:1:14).
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2010). “Proactive Detection and Response to Lead and Copper in Drinking Water.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition.
  • Abigail F. Cantor and Judith Cantor (2009). “In Dr. Deming’s Footsteps: Distribution System Water Quality Control and Process Improvement.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2009 Water Quality and Technology Conference.
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2008). “Pipe Loop on Steroids! A New Approach to Monitoring Distribution System Water Quality.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2008 Water Quality and Technology Conference.
  • Abigail F. Cantor (2006). “Report on Lead Service Line Replacement AwwaRF Study”, Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2006 Water Quality and Technology Conference.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, James B. Bushman, Martin S. Glodoski, Eric Kiefer, Randy Bersch, and Hank Wallenkamp (2006). “Copper Pipe Failure by Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion”, Materials Performance 45:6:38.
  • Abigail F. Cantor, James B. Bushman, and Martin S. Glodoski (2003). “A New Awareness of Copper Pipe Failures in Water Distribution Systems,” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2003 Annual Conference and Exposition.