Sustainable Management of Small Drinking-water Supplies

Published online: 
01 June 2007
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Sustainable Management of Small Drinking-water Supplies provides information about the supply of safe drinking-water to small water supplies serving fewer than 5000 people.

This booklet is written to help water system owners manage their water system. It covers:

  • sustainable management
  • demand management
  • resource consent compliance
  • calculating operating and maintenance costs
  • monitoring treated water costs
  • how the water is paid for.

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.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 June 2007
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-19120-2 (print); 978-0-478-19121-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2007. Sustainable Management of Small Supplies: Resources for 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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