ASSESSMENT OF STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES ON QUALITY OF HOUSEHOLD DRINKING WATER
Waterborne diseases constitute a major public health problem in India and consumption of contaminated water causes health risks to the public. Safe drinking water is essential to the health and well-being of human beings. Contamination in stored household drinking water is associated with the methods of water storage, handling practices, and domestic and personal hygiene practices. To find out the probable cause of the contamination of drinking water; a survey was conducted in 100 families and household drinking water quality (before and after use) was analyzed for its potability. The objective of the present study was to assess the contamination potentials of different house water handle portability rage practices. The study concluded that the storage container and their hygienic practices, number of family members, children in the family, and their socioeconomic status, education of housewives significantly affect the quality of drinking water in the houses.