Water Safety Plans

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AGS implements methodologies for the development of Water Safety Plans at Water Utilities based on the approach adopted by the World Health Organisation and by ERSAR (Portuguese water regulator), permitting the identification and prioritisation of hazards and risks associated with the quality of the water throughout the entire supply system.

Goals

To provide the Water Utilities with a Water Safety Plan

To assure the quality of the water throughout the entire supply system

To promote appropriate risk management in order to minimise the hazards identified

The approach adopted in the development of the plans includes:

Assessment of the water supply system

Identification of hazards and risk analysis

Identification of control measures

Establishment of monitoring procedures and corrective actions

Procedures for routine management

Procedures for management under exception and emergency conditions

Establishment of communication protocols and documentation

Benefits

Providing the Water Utilities with a Water Safety Plan

Assuring the quality of the water throughout the entire supply system - from the source to the consumer's tap

Providing a public health policy

Promoting appropriate risk management in order to minimise the hazards identified

Experience

Development of Water Safety Plans using the best practices in the sector and bearing the context of the Water Utility in mind.

6Water Utilities

256.399users

4.390km of network

Procedures

167Critical points

34Emergency procedures

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