• Operation & Maintenance

Good Practice Guide to the Operation of Drinking Water Supply Systems for the Management of Microbial Risk

Organization Water Research Australia Ltd
Author Peter Mosse and Bruce Murray
Year 2015
Topics Drinking Water Systems, Urban Water Management, Water & Health
Level of action Water & Sanitation services/ Utility level


The main purpose of this Guide is to provide senior managers and operational staff of drinking water utilities a concise reference document on the requirements for optimising the processes that are used to produce microbially-safe drinking water. The information provided in this Guide represents current good practice and provides targets, both numerical and observational, which, if implemented, will achieve a reduction in microbial risk and help ensure the production of microbially-safe drinking water. Expert advice should be sought for WTPs whose design or operation varies substantially from those described in this Guide.