Water Supply

Access to good-quality water is essential for public health and hygiene and water represents an economic and social good that must be properly managed. This involves the planning and management of water supply resources to serve multiple uses and the infrastructure for water capture and transportation, water treatment and temporary storage, and water distribution to users/uses (residential, industrial, fire hydrants). Sustainable water supply systems promote improvements in the efficiency of both supply and demand. For example, improving efficiency in water consumption helps reduce water demand and provides more long-term sustainable water supply resources for a range of uses. Alternative equipment and technologies are helping improve environmental sustainability by reducing energy and chemical usage in the water supply. Good integrated planning is essential to establish effective and efficient water supply to the full range of water users (domestic, industrial, etc.) and uses (recreation, aquatic life, etc.)