Water Sanitation

Ways of protecting water from contamination during handling, transport and storage

• always use clean water containers provided with cover

• wash containers after every use

• clean and disinfect storage tanks at least every quarter

• avoid hand contact with water during transport

Methods of water treatment

• Boiling - water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least two (2) minutes

• Disinfection - by using chlorine

1. Prepare a stock solution by dissolving 1 level of powder. Chlorine compounds (65% to 75% available chlorine) to 1 liter of water.

2. Add 2 teaspoons of stock solution to 5 gallons (20 liters) of water. Mix thoroughly and let it stand for atleast 30 minutes before using.