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Community use of H2S (hydrogen sulphide) as a verification tool for water safety plans

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 by Kelvin Shingles, Roberto Saltori
Through the development of Water Safety Plans at the household level it is important that while the community understand their system of water delivery, measures are taken to protect their water source. It has been found that the cycle and introduction of Water Safety Plans will only be complete with the introduction of household’s water treatment and safe storage. In the rural setting of Sri Lanka the households are often the producer of water, it is important that the household is empowered to mitigate risks and has a method to test their water for harmful microbiological contamination. The H2S provides a tool for verification and provides an extrinsic motivation for the use of effective purification methods. Through the implementation of the Water Safety Plans and the verification by the use of H2S Kit, can households be confident their water is safe to drink?



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SHINGLES, K. and SALTORI, R., 2008. Community use of H2S (hydrogen sulphide) as a verification tool for water safety plans. IN: Jones, H. (ed). Access to sanitation and safe water - Global partnerships and local actions: Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 435-438.


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