Performance Verification Testing: Rapid Toxicity Monitoring and Detection Systems, Overview and Analysis   [open pdf - 112KB]

"As part of its role in protecting the nation's drinking water supplies and systems from acts of terrorism, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has supported the testing and evaluation of rapid toxicity monitoring and detection systems. EPA's efforts in drinking water system security focus on physical security, including cyber security, destruction and disruption of services to both water and wastewater systems, and the threat of delivering chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants into water systems. An integral part of the Agency's approach to meeting its mission is testing and evaluating the performance of commercially available technologies that may be useful for monitoring and detecting contaminants; as early warning systems; for mitigation and treatment; and, for providing alternative water supplies."

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