Water Supply


  • Don D. Ratnayaka, Consulting Engineer with Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK
  • Malcolm J. Brandt, Consulting Engineer at Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK
  • Michael Johnson

Water Supply has been the most comprehensive guide to the design, construction and operation of water supply systems for more than 40 years. The combined experience of its authors make it an unparalleled resource for professionals and students alike.This new sixth edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest WHO, European, UK and US standards, including the European Water Framework Directive. The structure of the book has been changed to give increased emphasis to environmental aspects of water supply, in particular the critical issue of waste reduction and conservation of supplies.Written for both the professionals and students, this book is essential reading for anyone working in water engineering.
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All professional engineers working on water supply, worldwide; students at graduate and undergraduate level studying related disciplines.


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6843-9

Table of Contents

The demand for public water supplies; Water supply regulation, protection, organisation and financing; Hydrology and surface supplies; Groundwater supplies; Dams, reservoirs and river intakes; Chemistry, microbiology and biology of water; Storage, clarification and chemical treatment; Water filtration; Waterworks waste and sludge disposal; Specialised and advanced water treatment processes; Disinfection of water; Hydraulics; System design and analysis; Distribution practice; Pipeline design and construction; Valves and meters; Pumping, electrical plant, control and instrumentation; Treated water storage.