Abstract: One of the most important functions of government organizations is providing its citizens with safe, clean and aesthetic drinking water. Over the years, the standards for drinking water have been made stringent, however the processes for purification remains the same. The individual units of treatment plants have been designed keeping in consideration the drinking water standards at the time of construction. It is mandatory to check whether the treatment plant along with its units are capable of delivering water as per the current drinking water standards. Developed countries such as USA have developed Comprehensive Performance Evaluation for water treatment plants as part of its strategy to provide clean drinking water to its citizens. However, no such manual exists for developing countries such as India. This paper aims to study the viability, necessity and options for carrying out evaluation of drinking water treatment plants in India alongwith performance optimisation of the same.

Keywords: Performance optimisation, Performance evaluation, Composite Correction Program