Safe Water Storage

Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of households who store their drinking water safely in clean containers
% de ménages qui gardent l’eau en lieu sûr dans des récipients propres
% domácností bezpečně skladujících pitnou vodu v čistých nádobách

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of households who store their drinking water safely in clean containers

French: % de ménages qui gardent l’eau en lieu sûr dans des récipients propres

Czech: % domácností bezpečně skladujících pitnou vodu v čistých nádobách

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the proportion of households storing drinking water in a way that protects its quality and prevents contamination.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by using observation and conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

  

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: Can you please show me where you store your drinking water?

A1: no specific place shown / specific place shown

  

If a specific place is shown, the data collector needs to observe and record:

  

Q2 for data collector: Are the water containers clean?

A2 observation: yes / no

  

Q3 for data collector: Do the water containers have narrow necks and/or protecting covers?

A3 observation: yes / no

 

Q4 for data collector: Does the container have a tap or narrow mouth for drawing the water?

Q4 observation: yes / no

   

Water is stored safely only if all three answers to the observation-based questions are YES.

    

Calculate the indicator's value by dividing the number of households storing drinking water in safe containers by the total number of respondents and multiplying the result by 100. 

Important Comments

1) During the data collectors training, discuss different examples of "unsafe storage" and "safe storage" (such as a clean container covered with a lid or the risks associated with different ways of extracting water from the container) as everyone needs to have the same understanding.

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