15.2.6  Water quality

Water quality should be a primary concern in all water projects. Water quality is a description of the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of water, usually with respect to its suitability for drinking. The quality of drinking water must be uppermost in the planning and implementation of water and sanitation activities. Water source development projects should draw water from the best available sources. Water quality assessment is discussed in more detail in Study Session 16.

15.2.5  Health and hygiene education

15.3  Protection of wells