Starting a SWS Project
One of the most important elements of the Safe Water System (SWS) is the ability for it to be replicated. To help others plan and implement a SWS project,
CDC has developed a handbook, Safe Water for the Community: A Guide for Establishing a Community-Based Safe Water System Program (2008),
which describes the seven steps needed for SWS project development and execution.
- Complete need and feasibility assessments
- Organize the SWS program and select staff
- Select the SWS products
- Develop a strategy and materials
- Establish a pilot project in the community
- Evaluate the pilot project
- Develop a plan for moving forward
The first SWS handbook (developed in 2000), Safe Water Systems for the Developing World: A Handbook for Implementing Household-Based Water Treatment and Safe Storage Projects, is available in French and Spanish. A hardcopy version in Arabic is also available; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For a free hard copy or a CD-ROM version of the Handbook, please email email@example.com.