Guidance Documents


       

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Canada Canadian Guidance Document for Managing Drinking Water Systems: A Risk Assessment/Risk Management http://www.cwwa.ca/pdf_files/haccp%20report.pdf

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  Approach (CWWA for Health Canada) (2005)  

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  Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document - Escherichia coli (2006,Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/water-eau/escherichia_coli/escherichia_coli-eng.pdf

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  Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (2012, Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/water-eau/2012-sum_guide-res_recom/2012-sum_guide-res_recom-eng.pdf

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  From Source to Tap: Guidance on the Multi-Barrier Approach to Safe Drinking Water (2004, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) (technical guidance document) http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/mba_guidance_doc_e.pdf

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  From Source to Tap: The Multi-Barrier Approach to Safe Drinking Water (2002, Canadian Council of Ministersof the Environment) (general audience position paper) http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/mba_eng.pdf

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  Procedural Guidelines for Waterborne Disease Events in First Nations Communities South of 60 (Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/promotion/_environ/south-sud-60/index-eng.php

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  Procedure Manual for Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Communities South of 60 (Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/promotion/_environ/manual-manuel/index-eng.php

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  Individual Wells for First Nations: A Guide for Environmental Health Officers and Community-Based DrinkingWater Monitors (2010, Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/promotion/environ/individ-wells-puit/guide-eng.pdf

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  Individual Wells for First Nations: Inspecting Your Well - A Step-by-step Checklist (2010, Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/promotion/environ/individ-wells-puit/insp-well-puit-eng.pdf

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  Individual Wells for First Nations: Testing Your Well - A Step-by-step Checklist (2010, Health Canada) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/promotion/environ/individ-wells-puit/test-analyse-well-puit-eng.pdf

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  Water Sampling in Federal Facilities (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/waterSamplingInFedFac_e.php

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  Procedures for Conducting Water Sampling in Federal Facilities (booklet) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/WATER_SAMPLING_BOOKLET.pdf

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  Ultraviolet & Reverse Osmosis for Micro-Systems (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/uvAndRo_e.php

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  Ultraviolet & Reverse Osmosis (booklet) (2008) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/URO2008_DVD_Booklet_READER-1.pdf

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  Drinking Water Storage Tanks (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/storageTanks_e.php

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  Drinking Water Storage Tanks (booklet) (2009) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/storageTanks_e.php

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  Water Wells for Micro-Systems (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/waterWells_e.php

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  Water Wells for Micro-Systems (booklet) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/Water_Wells_For_MicroSystems.pdf

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  Water Filtration and Ion Exchange for Micro-Systems (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/waterFiltration_e.php

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  Water Filtration and Ion Exchange for Micro-Systems (booklet) (2010) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/Water_Filtration_&_Ion_Exchange.pdf

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  Disinfection for Micro-Systems (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/disinfection_e.php

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  Disinfection for Micro-Systems (booklet) (2011) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/DMS11_BK_READER_rev06_FINAL.pdf

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  Advice for the Operation of Potable Water Field Test Equipment (video) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/advice_e.php

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  Advice for the Operation of Potable Water Field Test Equipment (booklet) (2012) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/Advice%20for%20the%20Operation%20of%20Potable%20Water%20Field%20Test%20Equipment.pdf

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  Learning Module: Water Quality 101 - Potable Water Micro-System Fundamentals (booklet) (2011) http://www.waterqualitytraining.ca/files/WQ1010%20Workbook%20English.pdf

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  Drinking Water Awareness Program Modules (only available to Government of Canada employees) http://www.dwawareness.com/common/resources_e.php

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Alberta    

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  Guidance Notes for Drinking Water Safety Plan Template http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8486.pdf

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  Drinking Water Safety Plan Training Course (Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development) http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8691.pdf

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  A Guidance Framework for the Production of Drinking Water Safety Plans (Government of Alberta) http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8402.pdf

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  Drinking Water Safety Plans: Proactive Risk Management for Water Supply Systems (leaflet) (Gov. of Alberta) http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8488.pdf

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British Columbia    

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  Action Plan for Safe Drinking Water in British Columbia (Ministry of Health Services, 2002) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/cpa/publications/safe_drinking_printcopy.pdf

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  Guidance Document for Determining Ground Water at Risk of Containing Pathogens (GARP) Including Ground Water Under Direct Influence of Surface Water (GWUDI) (2012, BC Min. of Health) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/garp-gwudi-guidance.pdf

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  Drinking Water Treatment Objectives (Microbiological) for Surface Water Supplies in British Columbia (2012,Min. of Health) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/surfacewater-treatment-objectives.pdf

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  BC Drinking Water Protection Act (2001) http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_01009_01

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  BC Drinking Water Protection Regulation (amended 2005 to reflect needs of small water systems) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/dwregulations.html

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  Provincial Health Officer's Report - DW Quality in British Columbia: The Public Health Perspective (2002) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho/pdf/phoannual2000.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Introduction (2004) http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/intro.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 1: Form a Community Planning Team http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step1.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 2: Define the Well Protection Area http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step2.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 3: Identify Potential Contaminants http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step3.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 4: Develop Management Strategies http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step4.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 5: Develop Contingency Plan http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step5.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Step 6: Monitor Results and Evaluate the Plan http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/step6.pdf

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  Well Protection Toolkit - Example: Well Protection Plan for Pumphandle, BC http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/pdfs/wpfinal.pdf

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  Decision Tree for Responding to a Turbidity Event in Unfiltered Drinking Water (2009) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/Turbidity_Decision_Tree_with_Appendices_%28posted_draft_9_Apr_09%29.pdf

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  Drinking Water Source-to-Tap Screening Tool (Ministry of Health Services & Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, 2004) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/BC_Drinking_Water_Screening_Tool.pdf

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  Comprehensive Drinking Water Source-to-Tap (CDWST) Assessment Guideline - Introduction: Understand and http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-intro.pdf

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  Prepare for the Assessment Process (2010, Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport)  

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 1: Delineate and Characterize Drinking Water Source(s) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod1.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 2: Conduct Contaminant Source Inventory http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod2.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 3: Assess Water System Elements http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod3.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 4: Evaluate Water System Management, Operation and Maintenance Practices http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod4.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 5: Audit Water Quality and Availability http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod5.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 6: Review Financial Capacity and Governance of Water Service Agency http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod6.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 7: Characterize Risks From Source to Tap http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod7.pdf

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  CDWST Assessment Guideline - Module 8: Recommend Actions to Improve Drinking Water Protection http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/cs2ta-mod8.pdf

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  DRAFT Drinking Water Officers' Guide (2007) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/dwoguide_updated_approved%202007.pdf

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  Emergency Response Planning for Small Waterworks Systems (1994, Ministry of Health) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2000/PHI061.PDF

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  Safe Water Supply: Vital to Your Health (1995, Ministry of Health) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/PHI052.pdf

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Ontario    

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  Procedure for Disinfection of Drinking Water in Ontario (2006) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_079706.pdf

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  Strategies for Minimizing the Disinfection Products Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids (2010, Ministry of the Environment) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086803.pdf

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  Filtration Processes Technical Bulletin (Ministry of the Environment, 2010) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086808.pdf

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  Ultraviolet Disinfection Technical Bulletin (Ministry of the Environment, 2010) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086661.pdf

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  Total Trihalomethane (TTHM) Reporting Requirements - Technical Bulletin (Ministry of the Environment, 2011) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086662.pdf

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  Overview Guide: Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program (2007, Ministry of Environment) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086764.pdf

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  Technical Support Documents for Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Objectives and Guidelines (2006) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_079707.pdf

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  Protocol of Accepted Drinking Water Testing Methods, Version 2 (Ministry of Environment, 2010) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_079709.pdf

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  Taking Care of Your Drinking Water: A Guide for Members of Municipal Councils (2011) http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/std01_086811.pdf

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Nova Scotia A Guide to Assist Nova Scotia Municipal Water Works Develop a Comprehensive Operations Manual (2010,Nova Scotia Environment) http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/WaterUtilitySOPContingency.pdf

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Northwest Territories Managing Drinking Water Quality in the Northwest Territories: A Preventative Framework and Strategy (Government of NWT, 2005) http://www.pws.gov.nt.ca/pdf/WaterAndSanitation/WaterFramework.pdf

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United States Guide for Conducting Households Surveys for Water Safety Plans (2008, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  No File

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England Drinking Water Inspectorate - A Brief Guide to Drinking Water Safety Plans (2005) http://dwi.defra.gov.uk/stakeholders/guidance-and-codes-of-practice/Water%20Safety%20Plans.pdf

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Scotland Guidance on the Water Quality Scotland Regulations (2012, Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland) http://www.dwqr.org.uk/technical/regulatory-framework/2010guidance.htm

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  The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2001/207/pdfs/ssi_20010207_en.pdf

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Ireland Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - A Handbook on the Implementation of the Regulations for Water Services Authorities for Public Water Supplies (2010) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/publicwatersupplieshandbook/

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  EPA Water Treatment Manuals - Filtration (1995) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/water/drinkingwater/EPA_water_treatment_manual_%20filtration1.pdf

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  EPA Water Treatment Manuals - Disinfection (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Disinfection2_web.pdf

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  EPA Water Treatment Manuals - Coagulation, Flocculation, and Clarification (2002) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/water/drinkingwater/EPA_water_treatment_mgt_coag_flocc_clar2.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 1: Lead Compliance Monitoring and Surveys (2009) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No1.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 2: Action Programmes to Restore the Quality of DW Impacted by Lead http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No2.pdf

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  Pipes and Lead Plumbing (2009)  

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 3: E.coli in DW (2009) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No3.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 4: Disinfection By-Products in DW (2012) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/DrinkingWaterGuide4_v8.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 5: Turbidity in DW (2009) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No5.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 6: Restoring Public Water Supplies Affected by Flooding (2009) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/DrinkingWaterGuide6.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 7: Source Protection and Catchment Management to Protect Groundwater Sources for DW (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No7.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 8: Advice on Constructing a Water Safety Plan and its Content (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No8.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 9: Cryptosporidium Sampling and Monitoring (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No9.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 10: Service Reservoir Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No10.pdf

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  EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 11: Prior Investigations and Technical Assessments (2011) http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/drinkingwater/Advice%20Note%20No11.pdf

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