Kontroll- och byggledarhandboken VA
Municipal water and wastewater pipe projects are often complex in terms of quality assessment, work environment, technology, time frames, personnel resources, and budget frames. If the water and wastewater pipes laid today are to maintain the service life that the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association (Svenskt Vatten) sets as a goal, 100 – 150 years, it is important to carry out this type of projects systematically and with high technical quality. The main goal of the project was to assure that municipal water and wastewater pipe projects are built with the right quality to last the lifespan set as a goal by the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association. In order to assure quality in water and wastewater pipe projects water utilities, technical consultants, contractors, suppliers, and research institutes in the water and wastewater sector in Sweden have joined together and written a practical handbook, the ”Control and Construction Management Handbook for Water Utilities”. One of the most important conclusions of the project is that active follow up of control and construction management by the water utility as well as cooperation between the water utility and the contractor during the contract time is necessary in order to secure the long-term quality of water or wastewater pipe projects.