Safe Water System is a water quality intervention that employs simple, inexpensive
and robust technologies appropriate for the developing world. The objective is
to make water safe through disinfection and safe storage at the point of use.
The basis of the intervention is:
Left to right: Madagascar, Peru, Zambia, Bolivia.
treatment of contaminated
water using sodium hypochlorite solution purchased locally and produced in the
community from water and salt using an electrolytic cell;
(Safe Water Storage)
water storage in plastic containers with a narrow mouth, lid, and a spigot
to prevent recontamination;
change techniques, including social marketing, community mobilization, motivational
interviewing, communication, and education, to increase awareness of the link
between contaminated water and disease and the benefits of safe water, and to
influence hygiene behaviors including the purchase and proper use of the water
storage vessel and disinfectant.