has the Safe Water System been used?
households in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
the water quality in urban households within Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
if use of the SWS can provide microbiologically safe water for families with young
the feasibility of clinic-based distribution of the SWS.
CDC safe water storage vessel
study April 1999
intervention March 2000
of Pilot Study
the pilot study, stored water was found to have lower levels of chlorine than
source water (median 0.05 vs 0.2 mg/dl, p<.001). Adequate levels of free chlorine
were available in municipal water supplies. Escherichia coli, a marker
of fecal contamination, was detected in 36 (41%) of 87 stored water samples and
1(1%) of 108 source water samples.
of First Intervention
the recently completed first intervention study, vessels were distributed in the
clinic without disinfectant and the quality of water in the vessels was evaluated
over time. Preliminary
data suggest that the addition of disinfectant to the water will be necessary
to maintain adequate chlorine levels. The study team is currently evaluating the
feasibility and acceptability of addition of disinfectant to the vessel. The feasibility
of clinic-based distribution of the SWS with disinfectant will be determined in