|Rehabilitating water treatment works after an emergency : WHO technical note for emergencies No. 6
|Year of Publication
|WHO technical notes for emergencies
|4 p.; ill.; 6 fig.
|World Health Organization (WHO)
|drinking water, dual water supply systems, safe water supply, urban areas, water consumption, water management, water supply, water supply services, water treatment
In urban areas, the population may be entirely reliant on the public water supply system for their drinking water. Modern water treatment works (WTWs) rely on inputs of chemicals, electricity and skilled operators as well as the constructed plant and machinery. Clean water then needs to be delivered but piped systems can be prone to leaks, intermittent operation and contamination. Managing a water supply system is a complicated task and it is strongly recommended that a suitably qualified engineer is responsible for the rehabilitation of any system.