Chapter 22. Water Supplies and Water Safety

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch22

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Water Supplies and Water Safety, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466



  • water supplies and water safety;
  • Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainability in 1992 - water as a resource critical to planet and human life;
  • water industry in UK - made up of regional monopolies;
  • water industry market, slow to respond to changes in regulation of industry;
  • Defra and DCLG, revising Water Fitting Regulations or Building Regulations;
  • Environment Agency (EA) in England and Wales and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA);
  • consumer trend for bottled water, linked to growth of awareness - health benefits of drinking water;
  • consultants, independent, accurate picture - of current water management regime;
  • ‘Legionnaires’ disease - control of legionella bacteria in water systems;
  • WMS Code of Conduct, by agents and organizations - including Water Management Society


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Water systems

  • Water consumption

  • Benefits of water conservation

  • Water industry

  • Compliance

  • Water pollution

  • Drinking water

  • Washing and cleaning

  • Food preparation

  • Water pressure

  • Drainage

  • Specialist maintenance

  • Water design capacity

  • Supply continuity

  • Management review

  • Water management policy

  • Water-saving technology

  • Grey water systems

  • Urinal controls

  • Water-saving tips

  • Leak detection

  • Water safety

  • L8 ACoP

  • Code of Conduct

  • Risk assessment

  • Legionnaires' disease

  • The maintenance implications of Legionnaires' disease

  • Maintenance routines and operating procedures

  • Coliform bacteria

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Water quality legislation

  • Water quality testing