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Design Guidelines for Drinking Water Production Facilities


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Design Guidelines consists of two volumes. Volume 1 contains information on the designer’s approach and main design criteria for facilities. Volume 2 contains more detailed descriptions and additional information on design. The second volume’s structure makes cross referencing with the contents of Volume 1easy.

We encourage you to begin your reading by starting with chapters 1 and 2 of volume 1 in order to get an idea of the guide’s scope. This guide is an indispensable tool. Please note that this guide is constantly evolving and that some chapters or sections of chapters are updated periodically.

The most recent changes to the guide were made in May 2021, December 2020 and in August 2019 following Health Canada’s publication of new recommendations for the quality of drinking water and the modification of the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water (March 2021). See frequently asked questions (FAQ) (French) for more details on the guide’s scope and recent updates.


Part 1 (French - PDF File, 1.8 MB)

  1. Preamble (Updated: August 2019)
  2. Introduction
  3. Presentation of the regulation
  4. Water supply and treatment scenarios
  5. Water needs and design flow
  6. Characterization of water supply sources (surface and groundwater) (Updated: May 2021 and December 2020)
  7. Pumping stations and raw water pipelines
  8. Groundwater supply and treatment (Updated: August 2019)
  9. Surface water supply and treatment
  10. By-product disinfection and control
  11. Water tank design
  12. Taste and odour treatment
  13. Corrosion stabilization and control
  14. Sludge and process water treatment
  15. General criteria for treatment facilities
  16. Instruments and controls
  17. Miscellaneous

Part 2 (French - PDF File, 2,6 Mo)

  3.   Presentation of the regulation
  4.   Supply and treatment scenarios
  5.   Water needs and design flow
  6.   Characterization of water supply sources (surface and groundwater)
  8.   Groundwater supply and treatment
  9.   Surface water supply and treatment
  10.  By-product disinfection and control
  11.  Water tank design
  12.  Taste and odour treatment
  13.  Corrosion stabilization and control
  14.  Sludge and process water treatment
  15.  General criteria for treatment facilities
  16.  Instruments and controls
  18.  References (Updated: August 2019)

 

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