Drinking-water publications

Publications relating to drinking-water initiatives in New Zealand.

Publications

  • Published 02 December 2010
    This booklet provides information about the supply of safe drinking-water to small water supplies serving less than 5000 people. Cartridge filtration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection are effective methods for treating protozoa-contaminated drinking-water. UV disinfection is also effective against bacteria and some viruses.
  • Published 02 December 2010
    This booklet offers information about how to operate and maintain a small drinking-water supply. The booklet is intended to be used by people who own or operate an existing small water supply or intend to develop a new one.
  • Published 02 December 2010
    This booklet is aimed at small drinking-water suppliers who plan to build a new water supply or upgrade an existing one. These kinds of construction projects require careful planning and control to make sure the project is built within budget, is ready to use when it is needed, and performs the way it was intended.
  • Published 02 December 2010
    A water storage and pipe network is called a distribution network. This refers to the tanks and pipes used to get water from a source and/or treatment plant to a house, building or other place of use. Its components include storage tanks, reservoirs, pumps, meters, pipes and valves. This booklet contains guidance on distribution systems for small drinking-water suppliers.
  • Published 02 June 2010
    This report describes the microbiological and chemical quality of water in New Zealand drinking-water supplies from July 2008 to June 2009.
  • Published 02 November 2009
    This report describes the microbiological and chemical quality of water in New Zealand drinking-water supplies from July 2007 to June 2008. This is also the second year for which the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand: 2005 could be used to assess the microbiological and chemical quality of drinking-water.
  • Published 02 February 2009
    This report is the first one for which the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand: 2005 (DWSNZ:2005) could be used to assess the microbiological and chemical quality of drinking-water.
  • Published 02 October 2008
    These standards ensure drinking-water safety by specifying the maximum amounts of organisms or other contaminants that may be present in drinking water. They also specify criteria for demonstrating compliance and the remedial actions to be taken if drinking-water doesn't comply with the standards.
  • Published 02 June 2008
    These guidelines are to help the tankered drinking-water carrier industry understand and meet the requirements of the law in respect to supplying tankered drinking-water to the public.
  • Published 02 September 2007
    This booklet is part of a suite of resources that have been produced for use by the Technical Assistance Programme Facilitators (TAP Facilitators) to deliver their TAP workshop activities to small drinking water supplies. The booklets are supplemented by reference notes, and powerpoint presentations to be used by the TAP Facilitators as they work collaboratively with drinking water supplies participating in the Drinking Water Assistance Programme.
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