Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Emergencies

Publication year
2008
Emergency type
Country

Clean water is a key factor in keeping people healthy, especially in an emergency. Water can be contaminated at the source, in the home, or during the journey in between. The most important reason to improve the quality of water is the removal of organisms that cause disease. This manual does not cover the aspects of water quality that involve pesticides, naturally occurring arsenic, or iron. A way to improve the quality of water is through household water treatment activities.