is the Safe Water System for?
Safe Water System was designed for populations that must obtain their water from
the following sources:
water sources such as rivers or lakes.
groundwater that is potentially contaminated, particularly open shallow wells.
systems in which the water is inadequately treated or flow is intermittent, allowing
contamination through leaks where pipes are connected.
water systems in which intermittent flow requires households to store water.
vendors whose source of water is not safe or whose tanker or storage tank is not
likely to be clean.
potential target populations are those that exhibit poor hygienic behaviors in
the collection and storage of water. Such behaviors
would include not cleaning containers before filling them with water and using
wide-mouth containers to collect and store water. Disinfection is not always
in these cases (e.g., if the source water is safe) but the practice of disinfection
ensures safe water and supports the essential improvements in behavior including
the use of a safe storage container.