A PROTOTYPE MANUAL ON CIVIL DEFENSE ASPECTS OF WATERWORKS OPERATIONS, PHASE II
ENGINEERING-SCIENCE INC ARCADIA CA
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The study presents information on the blast vulnerability of community water distribution pipelines, alternate operating techniques for controlling the use of water in early postattack periods, and on radiological recovery procedures and shelters available to waterworks personnel. The results of the analysis of the vulnerability of pipelines indicate that the primary mode of failure will be crushing of the pipe. The five principal alternate operating techniques considered are 1 isolation of portions of the distribution system 2 rationing consumer water use 3 reducing hydrostatic operating pressures 4 rerouting water and 5 the utilization of auxiliary sources of water. Planning is stressed for postattack radiological recovery procedures, such as, wet decontamination and the determination of the safe stay times for recovery personnel. It is essential to provide shelter in locations as close as possible to the designated tasks that waterworks personnel must perform in early postattack recovery situations.
- Civil Engineering
- Civil Defense