Hygiene and Environmental Health Module: 15.  Community Drinking Water Source Protection

Study Session 15  Community Drinking Water Source Protection


Every public drinking water source should be protected from possible contamination. In this study session, you will learn about different sources of water, the basic techniques of developing small-scale drinking water schemes (i.e. springs, hand-dug wells, rainwater harvesting and surface water). You will also learn how to identify water sources that need protection and how they can be protected from potential contaminants through community mobilisation, regular inspection, proper maintenance, hygiene promotion and periodic treatment of water to prevent waterborne diseases from affecting the community.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 15