Mobile water supply
Saftey also in temporary supply systems
According to the Drinking Water Ordinance, drinking water must be supplied such that, ‘consumption or use does not cause harm to human health.’ Consequently, drinking water installations and plants must be planned, built and operated in such a manner that no risks are incurred for the consumer. This applies to the entire water supply system, from the production of the water through to the actual outlet point of the drinking water, regardless of whether the installation itself is stationary or mobile.
Mobile and temporary water outlets in particular may harbour serious risks often hazardous to health, even if the installation appears to be properly maintained. This is because mobile systems as well as the entire public drinking water network may become contaminated through the unfortunate combination of various factors. In particular, these factors include reverse siphonage, reverse pressure and backflow of non-potable water into the drinking water installation.
Due to the increased risk associated with mobile, temporary water outlets, compliance with measures for ensuring drinking water quality forms the highest priority.