Handbook for the Operation of Water Treatment Works

Organization The Water Research Commission & The Water Institute of Southern Africa
Author The Water Research Commission, The Water Institute of Southern Africa & Frik Schutte (editor)
Year 2006
Topics Treatment Technologies, Water Governance, Regulation and Utility Management, Water Workforce
Level of action Water & Sanitation services/ Utility level


This handbook provides comprehensive information specifically on all aspects related to the treatment of water for domestic use. The focus is on the operational aspects of treatment plants and processes. Sufficient background and process descriptions are provided to enable a proper understanding of the functioning of the different processes and on aspects such as the suitability of processes for different types of water and the limitations of different processes.