Healthy Water Features

These CDC feature stories give you information you need to protect yourself and your families from illnesses caused by germs in water.

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Hand Hygiene
People washing their hands

When and How to Wash Your Hands

Learn the 5 handwashing steps and key times to wash your hands. Español

Harmful Algal Blooms
Cyanobacteria polluted fresh water

Avoid Harmful Algae and Cyanobacteria

Harmful algae and cyanobacteira (sometimes called blue-green algae) can produce toxins (poisons) that can make people and animals sick and affect the environment.

Pregnant Women and Infants
A woman bottle feeding her baby

Cronobacter Infection and Infants

Cronobacter infections are rare, but they can be deadly in newborns. The germ can sometimes be found in powdered infant formula. Español

Contact Lenses
Contact lenses in solution

Protect Your Eyes

Learn how taking proper care of your contact lenses can help you see better and keep your eyes healthy.

Travel Tips for People Who Wear Contact Lenses

Learn how to take care of your lenses so you can enjoy the sights.

Swimming and Recreational Water
Kids swimming in a pool

Stay Safe and Healthy in Your Backyard Pool

Keep your backyard pool safe and healthy to maximize all the benefits swimming can bring. Español

Diarrhea and Swimming

Diarrhea and swimming don’t mix! Learn how to protect yourself and those you care about while swimming. Español

Steps for Healthy Swimming

Follow these steps to help protect you and those you care about from recreational water illnesses.

Healthy Water Awareness Events
Water with ripples and waves

Drinking Water Week

Learn what makes your drinking water safe and what CDC is doing to prevent waterborne disease.

Groundwater Awareness Week

Much of the water we use comes from the ground. Learn why it’s important to protect groundwater sources.

World Water Day

Play a role in protecting the planet by celebrating World Water Day each year on March 22.

Global Handwashing Day

Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water.

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Every year, CDC focuses on a different topic for Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.

Contact Lens Health Week

This observance emphasizes the importance of healthy contact lens hygiene practices in protecting against serious eye infections and other illnesses.