This document specifies guidelines for the implementation of continuous monitoring systems for drinking water quality and operational parameters in drinking water distribution networks.
It provides guidance for determining the:
— effective number of continuous monitoring stations in the drinking water distribution network;
— location of monitoring stations in the drinking water distribution network;
— types of operational and drinking water quality parameter measuring devices (MDs) that can be installed in a continuous monitoring station;
— quality control, maintenance and calibration requirements of the continuous monitoring system.
This document excludes guidance on the design, structure, number and type of MDs to be installed in a continuous monitoring system.