This Practical Guide provides a foundation to the operation of distribution systems. Distribution systems because of their nature, being mostly below ground and spread out, may appear at first to be difficult to manage. However, implementation of appropriate risk management practices in networks operation increases the chances of supplying safe drinking water.
The Practical Guide to the Operation and Optimisation of Distribution Systems has an introduction into the impact of distribution system management on public health outcomes. There is a chapter on hazards, risks and control measures for managing drinking water from catchment to tap.
Distribution system targets, optimisation, maintenance and monitoring are covered in dedicated chapters, as is operational audits. Hygienic work practices for mains breaks, replacements and new mains are covered in detail.