Water safety plans

Drinking water safety plans are described by the World Health Organisations as follows :-

"The most effective way means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking water supply is through the use of a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that encompasses all steps in water supply from catchment to consumer.

(Bartram J, Corrales L, Davison A, Deere D, Drury D, Gordon B, Howard G, Rhinehold A, Stevens M
Water Safety Plan Manual : Step-by-step risk management for drinking water supplies, World Health Orgainsation, Geneva 2009)

A copy of this Manual is available from the WHO website at http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241562638_eng.pdf

The manual provides a framework and guidance for those wanting to create water safety plans for drinking water supply systems.

Page reviewed: 5 February 2010
Page modified: 5 February 2010

Drinking Water Inspectorate