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Partnership for Safe Water Fall 2016 Newsletter

The Partnership for Safe Water has recently released its fall newsletter.  The newsletter highlights information that has recently been published on the Partnership’s website, including the following:
Treatment plant self-assessment guide FAQ:  The Partnership for Safe Water’s new treatment plant self-assessment guidance, Self-Assessment for Water Treatment Plant Optimization, was released in 2015 thanks to the generous contributions of many Partnership program volunteers.  This new guidance was created to help utilities apply the Partnership’s proven self-assessment framework to today’s modern water treatment technologies, as well as to help clarify the self-assessment process.  An FAQ document has been created to address the most common questions associated with this transition to the new guidance.
Tech-Tips:  This quarter’s Tech-Tips features best practices for coagulation and filtration. These parameters represent critical water treatment plant unit processes for particulate removal and public health protection and are included in the Partnership’s water treatment plant self-assessment process.  These articles feature the key components of a comprehensive filter surveillance program, along with considerations for optimizing the coagulation process.
Partnership Programs and Utility Management:  Partnership programs, including the Partnership for Safe Water and the Partnership for Clean Water, are designed to be complementary and compatible with existing resources and programs for water and wastewater utility operations and management.  Some of these resources include AWWA’s Utility Management Standards, as well as Effective Utility Management (EUM) resources.  This article helps to clarify the collaborative relationship between the Partnership and EUM and how both programs can be applied to optimize utility performance.
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Be sure to bookmark the Partnership for Safe Water website and visit often to read the latest announcements, articles, case studies, features, and technical tips — or to access our archived material.