ISO 24516-3:2017 specifies guidelines for technical aspects, tools and good practices for the management of assets of wastewater networks to maintain value from existing assets.
ISO 24516-3:2017 does not apply to the management of assets of treatment plants, which are also physically part of the wastewater system and can influence the management of network assets.
NOTE 1 The management of the following individual assets will be covered by ISO 24516‑4: wastewater pumping stations, retention and detention in the network, wastewater treatment plants and sludge treatment facilities.
ISO 24516-3:2017 includes examples of good practice approaches on the strategic, tactical and operational levels.
ISO 24516-3:2017 is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations and/or utilities operating wastewater networks, and all different roles/functions for the management of assets within a utility (e.g. asset owner/responsible body, asset manager/operator, service provider/operator).
NOTE 2 Depending on the size and structure of an organization, the utility can decide to what extent it applies the guidance in this document, but in any case, the philosophy of this document remains applicable to small and medium utilities.