Importance of safe water chain

The safe water chain process ensures that your water is not contaminated throughout the different stages from the water collection to consumption. The stages in the safe water chain include water collection, handling, transportation, storage, treatment, and consumption.

Drinking contaminated water causes diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera and hepatitis.

Water collected from an improved source can still be contaminated if not transported, stored and used safely.

Maintaining the safe water chain (source, collection, transport, storage and use) is important to ensure that water from a safe source is consumed in its safe form.