Household water treatment and safe storage

Combating waterborne disease at the household level


World Health Organization, The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

Publication details

Number of pages: 36
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 159522 3



A growing body of research has confirmed the key role that point-of-use water quality interventions can play in reducing diarrhoeal disease in a cost-effective manner.

This document reviews the case for managing water quality in the home, describes the Network and its objectives, gives a brief overview of low-cost technologies, and outlines some of the implementation challenges that lie ahead.