Published Date: 24/07/2002
This collaborative project between UKWIR and Kiwa NV assesses the role of maintaining a disinfectant residual in water distribution through evaluation of literature, data and practical experiences in the Netherlands and in the UK. The report describes the advantages and limitations of the use of a disinfectant in drinking water during distribution. Areas for further research to improve operational management of the quality of drinking water in the distribution system have been identified. International cooperation, enabling comparison of different approaches and practices, proved very useful in identifying the main aspects of maintaining high water quality standards.