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Nick Ellins, Chief Executive of the Energy & Utility Skills Group, comments: “The National Water Hygiene training and accreditation scheme was introduced to the industry a decade ago, as a collaboration between the UK water industry, key public health bodies and Energy & Utility Skills to provide staff with the ability to operate to the highest hygiene and safety practices whilst working on the water network.
It now forms an established and vital element of good practice, and it is excellent to see companies like Severn Trent Water setting out very clearly their expected standards of hygiene knowledge and behaviours to promote a safety culture right across their entire business” “Water hygiene standards do not stop with the UKs water industry workforce.
They came into use in the United States in the 1990s, in response to water conservation concerns.
The US Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense program provides certification that toilets meet the goal of using less than 1.6 US gallons per flush.
We like to start at the top, so all of our Executive team are ‘blue card’ holders”.
Maintaining the highest standards of public health is critical, which is why it is imperative that everyone who works with or around the public water supply understands their duties to best practice and risk management.
In 1988 Massachusetts became the first state in the U. to mandate the use of low-flush toilets in new construction and remodeling. The resulting water pressure was often inadequate to carry away waste.
The province of Ontario is diverse in geography, water sources and demographics.
UK water companies take their management of drinking water quality and safety very seriously, and expect all of their delivery partners and others in contact with water from source to tap to do the same.
One example is Severn Trent Water, who are now mandating the National Water Hygiene ‘blue cards’ not only for all individuals working on water treatment sites, but also for its non-operational staff, including its Chief Executive and senior management teams.
To have free water with his lunch, Mason would have to wait in line at a water fountain shared by hundreds of other middle-school students and take a few sips of water before returning to eat. His mother, Johanna Whittlesey, like other parents across the country, assumed her child had enough water, but nutrition advocates believe schoolchildren's access to water is a national problem the federal government has only begun to address.