Treatment Options for Small Drinking-water Supplies

Published online: 
02 August 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.

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

Untreated water can be a major health risk as it can contain harmful chemicals, protozoa, bacteria and viruses. Drinking-water that may contain contaminants should be treated to ensure it is safe. This booklet describes the principles and methods of water treatment for small supplies.

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 August 2007
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-19145-5 (print), 978-0-478-19146-2 (online)
  • HP number:
  • 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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