WOP: MidCost Water and Samoa Water Authority
November 12, 2013
The aim of this WOP is to facilitate operator knowledge transfer from MidCoast Water to Samoa Water
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
January 01, 2013 - June 01, 2014
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
New opportunities/challenges for employees
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
- Asset management
- Non Revenue Water (NRW) management
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- On the job training
- Site visits
Describe WOPs activities
Accurate and reliable water quality Measurement
Describe the overall results
An increased awareness of smart meter technology and SCADA for SWA operators means has confirmed that a smart meter strategy is practical, achievable and will have wide ranging benefits. Increased awareness of tablet chlorine dosing techniques for tanks and reservoirs
• Awareness of the ‘state of play’ with laboratories in Samoa has been increased. Some sites, such as the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) are accredited to ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 17025 (Laboratory Standards), indicating potential for a laboratory partnership in Samoa to accelerate learning.
Which factors impeded the success of your WOP?
Lack of financing for WOPs