Water safety plan: a manual for pilot study areas of Hyderabad

  • 01/11/2009
  • WHO

The quality of drinking water is a vital element of public health and well beings. Contaminated water is one of the causes of diarrhea diseases, which kill about 2.4 million persons globally; each year. Access to safe drinking water is essential to maintain a good health, and is a basic human right. It is an important component of effective policy for health protection. The most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking-water supply is through the use of a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that encompasses all steps in water supply from catchment to consumer. In this manual, such approaches are called Water Safety Plans (WSPs). The aim of a WSP is to organize and systematize records of management practices applied to drinking water and to ensure workability of such practices to organized drinking water supply.