Pool water quality Standard under revision
The Standard for Pool water quality, NZS 5826:2000, is being revised and is expected to be available for public comment in the first half of 2010. NZS 5826 provides pool owners and pool managers with the essential aspects of the provision of quality pool water to safeguard the health of pool users.
'A new approach based on risk management principles will be included in the Standard,' says Ian Couling, development committee Chair. 'By following the revised Standard, pool owners and pool managers will be able to generate a list of all the risks involved in running a pool, assess these risks, and pre-plan how they will address each risk, if it eventuates.'
STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Pool water quality
Project Manager: Nelson Procter
Estimated Publication Date: February 2010
Comments: The draft Standard is being prepared for public comment which is expected to commence late November 2009.
Land development and subdivision engineering amendment
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: June 2010
Comments: Work on amending NZS 4404:2004 – Land development and subdivision engineering is well under way. The committee has met on several occasions since April 2009, and has agreed on some significant changes intended to improve the Standard in areas such as urban design, stormwater, and roading. A draft for public comment will be available in November 2009.