This new edition of a classic text has been significantly expanded to cover the most current issues and international standards are examined in-depth, with detailed coverage of WHO, European, UK and US standards, organisations and practice. Written with the postgraduate and professional water engineer in mind, this text will also be essential reading for undergraduates studying water engineering.

Key Features

COMPREHENSIVE coverage of all aspects of public water supply and treatment for a worldwide market * INCLUDES more coverage of US, European and WHO standards and practice * COVERS important current topics such as EIA and cryptosporidium outbreaks


Postgraduate students of water engineering. Professional water engineers.

Table of Contents

Public water supply requirements and its measurements * The organisation and financing of public water supplies * Hydrology and surface supplies * Groundwater supplies * Dams, impounding reservoirs and river intakes * Chemistry, microbiology and biology of water * Storage, clarification and filtration of water * Specialised and advanced water treatment processes * Disinfection of water * Hydraulics * Service reservoirs * Pumping plant: instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) systems * Pipes, pipeline construction and valves * Pipeline and distribution system design and analysis * Distribution practice.


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About the authors

Alan C. Twort

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly consultant at Binnie, Black & Veatch Consulting Engineers, UK

Don D. Ratnayaka

Chemical engineer with extensive specialist knowledge of water treatment techniques; responsible for all aspects of water treatment process design for projects in UK, Europe, Africa, Asian sub-continent, Middle East, Far East, and Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

Malcolm J. Brandt

Civil engineer specialising in water supply planning and distribution system management; responsibilities include research in the UK and overseas as well as project execution in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North and South America.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK


'A classic text on water supply......the book provides information on practically every aspect of water supply....the authors' wealth of experience is evident in the practical approach used throughout'. Asian Water, May 2001 Review of the previous edition: "The authors have a wealth of experience in the water industry, which is reflected in their clear and concise presentation ... an excellent publication" Water and Environmental Management Journal