Aug 31, 2016

Water Safety Plans (WSPs) and Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Technical Brief

This Technical Brief introduces the importance of water safety planning for small communities. It describes the benefits of including household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) in a water safety plan (WSP), and explains how the WSP approach can improve HWTS implementation. It also provides an overview of the six water safety planning tasks for small communities, with considerations for integrating HWTS throughout the tasks.

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