By this stage in your study of the Module you should have a good understanding of the reasons why safe water is important, and of the main components of a water supply system. You have also learned about some of the ways in which the safety of a water supply can be compromised. Water safety is the focus of this study session.
The World Health Organization (WHO) promotes the use of Water Safety Plans as a method by which the risks in supplying safe water are assessed and controlled. In this study session you will learn about Water Safety Plans and the steps involved in drawing up such a plan for an urban water supply system. The study session concludes with details of a Water Safety Plan formulated in Ethiopia.