Optimisation of Small Drinking-water Treatment Systems

Published online: 
02 September 2007
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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.

Optimisation of Small Drinking-water Treatment Systems provides information about the supply of safe drinking-water to small water supplies serving fewer than 5000 people.

The intention of optimisation is to achieve the most effective and efficient use of a water treatment plant – which includes getting the best out of each piece of equipment that is part of the supply as well as operating and managing the supply in a way that produces the best quality of water possible.

The emphasis of this booket is on issues that affect the safety of the consumer rather than on protecting assets and minimising costs.

Note: In December 2013, legislation changed the term ‘public health risk management plan’ to ‘water safety plan’. Any reference within the text to ‘public health risk management plan’ has been changed to reflect the new legislation. No other changes have been made to this document.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 September 2007
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-19144-8 (print), 978-0-478-19147-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2007. Optimisation of Small Drinking-water Treatment Systems: Resources for the Drinking-water Assistance Programme. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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