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Guidelines for the assessment of the compliance of South African potablewater supply with accepted drinking water quality standards and management norms
Expanded Title:South African studies have shown that in non-metropolitan communities with adequate water supply services the drinking-water quality is often poor. While effective water treatment is accepted as necessary, the need for monitoring and management of water quality from raw water supply to point of use is less recognized and often superficially performed. Although ensuring water treatment is already the focus of various initiatives, further attention is urgently required. One of these reasons for this is the lack of an adequate and efficient management information system. Water Services Providers either have their own system or do not use a system at all. This project developed a simple and user-friendly system of a set of standardised, active sheets (analogous to log-sheets) to be filled in by operations and management staff. The sheets are in electronic format, but also available in hard copies for plants without computers. It is possible to enter all categories of information that require immediate action or storage for later manipulation and use, such as flows, levels, qualities, chemicals, assets, human resources, finances, stock, maintenance schedules, etc. The operational information tool also links up with the WRC manual and training aids for sustainable operation and maintenance of small water treatment plant (WRC Project K5/1599). The tool fits into present municipal systems, and the information tool is integrated with the DWAF information systems, such as the Drinking Water Quality Framework and Management Tool. The information tool is also integrated with the eWQMS. Training aids comprising interactive media and wall-posters indicating step-by-step processes for using the tool are available on CD as well as on the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) website.
Date Published:01/11/2010
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Drinking water - Water treatment, Drinking water - Water supply, R & D - Information technology
Document Keywords:Policy and regulation, Guidelines, Environment, Health, Technology, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 425/10
ISBN No:9781770059078
ISBN Set No:9781770059061
Authors:Momba MNB; Swartz CD
Project Leader:Momba M
Project No:K5/1668
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology; Chris Swartz Water Utilization Engineers
Document Size:414 KB
Attachments:Executive Summary TT 425.pdf
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