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Ingeniería y competitividad

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PEREZ-VIDAL, Andrea; DELGADO-CABRERA, Luis G.  e  TORRES-LOZADA, Patricia. Evolution and perspectives of the water supply system in the city of Santiago de Cali front of the water quality insurance. Ing. compet. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.2, pp.69-81. ISSN 0123-3033.

The city of Santiago de Cali was founded in 1536 and began its development and expansion around the Cali river; in 1778 was founded the first aqueduct that supplied water to people of the time by public piles and at the end of the decade of 50´s, the Cauca river became the main solution to constant shortage crisis in the city. This reflection paper aims to analysis the evolution of that has taken the Water Supply System (WSS) of the city, the improvements and additions in line with the requirements of growth and development, the current status and control measures implemented to permanently ensure safe water supply to consumers. Currently, the water service company has implemented a Management System and Quality and is developing a Water Safety Plan (WSP) as tools for health risk management and quality assurance of drinking water, responding to the emerging global trends and considering an integral approach of all WSS-steps (water source, treatment processes, distribution system and consumer)

Palavras-chave : Drinking water quality; Sanitary Risk; Water Safety Plan; Water Supply System.

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