The focus of municipalities has been on the supply of sufficient water quantities to the public with less attention paid to water quality. The deteriorating quality of raw water sources necessitates increased attention to water quality with professional scientists playing a central role at municipalities and water boards together with professional engineers. With many stringent regulations on the quality of drinking water and recreational water bodies, the young municipal chemist needs a handy manual to assist in the often neglected and complicated field of municipal water management.

Grounded in Science, Introduction to Municipal Water Quality Management not only links theory and regulations in practice but also offers simple numerical examples to better understand the rules and encourage a quantitative application to everyday problems. Developed from a series of lectures between 2015 and 2019, Introduction to Municipal Water Quality Management will give young professionals the confidence to analyse their results and apply their knowledge in a numerical fashion.

part Part I|27 pages

Drinking Water Quality

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 2|11 pages


part Part II|96 pages

Drinking Water Treatment

chapter 3|15 pages


chapter 4|13 pages

Coagulation and Flocculation

chapter 5|14 pages


chapter 6|18 pages


chapter 7|12 pages


chapter 8|14 pages

Treatment Residue

part Part III|33 pages

Recreational Water

chapter 9|12 pages


chapter 10|17 pages

Swimming Pool Management

part Part IV|27 pages

Bulk Water Supply

chapter 11|10 pages


chapter 12|13 pages

Storage Dams