Water Safety Plans (WSP)

What are WSP?

Water Safety Plans are a methodology recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2004 to ensure safe drinking water.

This methodology is based on risk assessment and risk management throughout the system, from catchment to the consumer. In this way it is possible to identify and anticipate any problems that may exist and implement measures to prevent them from occurring.

It provides guidance on how to apply effective and achievable management actions in order to improve the integrity of the drinking water supply system, helping to detect situations of deviation from the normal operation of the system earlier and react to them faster to never compromise the systems safety.

Legal framework

In European Union, the Water Quality Directive was revised and it was introduced the need to implement WSP according to The Who methodology and EN 15975-2: 2013.

What we do

  • Technical assistance to develop and/or implement WSP.
  • WSP audits.
  • WSP training.
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