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Water quality


The Bureau has an obligation under Law (2) of 1998, as amended, to ensure the continued availability of potable water by requiring licensed operators to:

  • Ensure the water in mains pipelines is not contaminated and is of potable quality.
  • Take prescribed steps to monitor and record quality of water at the time of supply.
  • Ensure that water is not supplied to premises until the quality of the water has been established
  • Comply with analysis of sample requirements

In exercising its general duties and functions the Bureau has issued regulations (water quality regulation, Incident reporting and investigation regulations), set standards, and established sampling requirements. In addition, it established monitoring tools for recording water quality results and carries out audits on the quality management systems adopted by the licensees.

The Bureau ensures that the Water Transmission Code which establishes the terms of communication and procedures that regulate the relationship between the licensees and TRANSCO is being complied with in case of water quality contraventions. Contingency plans were developed by network companies (AADC, ADDC, and TRANSCO) to enable them to take predetermined measures to manage any possible risk to water quality.

To access our water quality database, please click here.

The Water Quality Regulations

The Bureau issued the Water Quality Regulations (WQR) in 24 January 2000, after consultation with a range of stakeholders. Since ..

The Bureau issued the Water Quality Regulations (WQR) in 24 January 2000, after consultation with a range of stakeholders. Since then, further amendments have been made, concerning water quality maximum permissible limits and parameters that are likely to be present in the water.

The WQR consist of the following parts:

Part 1: Introduction along with definitions of the terms used in the WQR.

Part 2: Wholesomeness

Part 3: Relaxation of requirements

Part 4: Monitoring of Water Supplies

Part 5: Water Quality Sampling and Testing

Part 6: New Products, Substances and Process

Part 7: Water Quality Audits and Assessments

Part 8: Drinking Water Safety Plan

Part 9: Records and Information

Part 10: Water Quality non-compliance and Incident Reporting

Part 11: Enforcement

Schedules

Schedule 1: Parameters & Limits lists 77 physical, chemical, bacteriological and radiological parameters which are based on GCC Standardization, endorsed by ESMA and WHO Water Quality Guidelines. Each licensed company is required to conduct a set of tests assigned according to its activity.

Schedule 2: Sampling Frequency provides the frequency of sampling required to be conducted per annum by each of the licensed operators according to their licensed activity.

Schedule 3: Initial Entries Forms. These forms provide basic information about the licensees' zones, population or volume distributed, desalination plant, water tanker, well field, reservoir and pumping station which are required to prepare a comprehensive sampling program and make it available to the Bureau on an annual basis.

Schedule 4: Drinking Water Performance Indices for Licensed Suppliers contains all relevant parameters that represent the disinfection, reservoir integrity and maintenance activities of all licensed suppliers

Assessment and compliance

Assessment is based on reports received from licence holders according to the relevant schedules in the Water Quality Regulations. An assessment report on each company’s performance is issued annually. This is based on the information provided by the companies and the quality of the water supplied, in addition to the compliance with sampling and other statutory requirements.

Initial entries

To comply with the provision of information section in Part 5 of the Regulations, all licensees have to submit a range of information to the Bureau. This information details zones for distribution companies, transmission pumping stations, desalination plants, including well fields for water producers.

Revisions

The Bureau first issued the WQR in 2000, and has revised them in 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2014 to keep up to date with WHO guidelines, local regulations and standards.

For WHO information on drinking water, please click here.

Tawdheef exhibition 2017

The Bureau will be participating in the Tawdheef Exhibition 2017 which is taking place at ADNEC starting on 30 January to 01 February. The Bureau aims to attract and hire...

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water, wastewater and electricity

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