Project update

January 21, 2019

The project to update the Good Practice Guide to the Operation of Drinking Water Supply Systems for the Management of Microbial Risk has now started.

The GPG, originally published in October 2015, has been utilised by several water authorities over more than 70 water supply systems. It has developed into an evaluation and benchmarking tool and is being utilised to set upgrade priorities and budgets.

In these processes, areas for improvement have been identified to make it a more refined benchmarking resource and provide an improved tool for water authorities to ensure that microbial risks are successfully managed and consumers’ safety secured as well as clarifying definitions and removing ambiguity over assessments of “partial compliance”. 

The project is due to be completed June 2019.