This study investigated domestic as well as community storage system with respect to quality of water & health status of common people. The type of storage container & hand contact with stored drinking water has been associated with increased incidence of diarrheal diseases. There is also circumstantial evidence of linking such factors as the sanitary conditions in the domestic environment, cultural norms & poverty with the pathogen load of household stored drinking water & hence the risk of diseases transmission. Drinking water provision indicated that the community was exposed to water related health risk when consuming the water supplied. The study indicated that although the public water supply was of good quality, the stored water, once fetched from the standpipes, deteriorated the quality which often was not safe for human consumption.
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