Safe plumbing practices
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Safe plumbing practices are included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
Improper design and installation of plumbing fixtures in household plumbing systems are a public health concern, especially when they allow drinking-water to become contaminated with sewage. Several WHO Regions (e.g., WPRO) have expressed an interest in this area, particularly with regard to dual systems.
Supporting document on Health Aspects of Plumbing.
Progress to date
The final document is now available.