Guidelines for the management of assets of water supply and wastewater systems - Part 1: Drinking water distribution networks
|Publication Date:||15 November 2016|
|ICS Code (Drinking water):||13.060.20|
|ICS Code (Water quality in general):||13.060.01|
This document specifies guidelines for technical aspects, tools and good practices for the management of assets of drinking water networks to maintain value from existing assets.
This document does not apply to the management of assets of waterworks (including catchment and treatment, pumping and storage in the network), which are also physically part of the drinking water system and can influence the management of assets of the pipe network.
NOTE 1 The drinking water network is taken to include both pressurized and non-pressurized (i.e. containing free surface flow) conduits and accessories such as valves and control or metering equipment.
NOTE 2 The management of assets of drinking water pumping stations and storage in the network will be included in another part of the ISO 24516 series.
This document focuses on the assets typically owned or operated by drinking water utilities (networked drinking water systems) that are expected to meet customer needs and expectations over longer (multigenerational) periods.
This document includes examples for good practice approaches on the strategic, tactical and operational levels. This document is applicable to all types and sizes of organization and/or utilities operating drinking water systems, and all different roles/functions for the management of assets within a utility (e.g. asset owner/responsible body, asset manager/operator, service provider/operator).
NOTE 3 Depending on the size and structure of an organization, the utility can decide to what extent it applies the guidance in this document, but in any case, the philosophy of this document remains applicable to small and medium utilities