When determining how we’ll come by water, there are several things to consider:

Demand - How many people are you providing for?

Source - Where will you get the water?

Collection - How will you collect it?

Decontamination - How will you make it safe to drink?

Obviously, some common sense needs to be applied here:

  • Don’t contaminate water. Build latrines at least 100 feet from your water source.
  • Stagnant water must always be purified.
  • Keep water resources separate - douse water, cleaning water, and drinking water should all be separated.
  • Use only what you need - keep stocks proportional: drinking water is always the priority.