Context and Prospect of Water Safety Plans in Bangladesh

MN Amin, CK Paul, A Parvez, MAI Chowdhury
2012 Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources  
Study results showed that deep tube well and shallow tube well water were used for drinking purposes by 31.43% and 24.29% respondents respectively where as minority of the respondents use other sources. Perception about the safe drinking water for the respondents was found mostly 63% among all the respondents followed by moderately safe 21%. About 54.29% respondents were found to be fully satisfied about their drinking water followed by moderately satisfied 30%. Among all the beneficiaries,
more » ... beneficiaries, 82.86% beneficiaries indicated communication materials like booklet, leaflet, poster, manuals, etc were available. This investigation found 83.33% rain water harvesting plant was in high risk where as, 66.67% deep tube well water source was in high risk category. The chances of contamination were high in the period of covering the water vessels during storage of water was 64.71%. About 89% respondents among all the official respondents did not receive the water safety plans training. About 66.67% officials responded that no sanitary inspection was done. Most of the respondents (78.57% beneficiaries and 76.19% organizational personnel) had high perception about the selected benefits of water safety plans. Among all the officials and beneficiaries that 75.71% beneficiary and 66.67% organizational personnel had high perception in selected limitations to implement the water safety plans. Finally 95.24% organizational personnel and 81.43% beneficiaries had high perception about the selected necessities to successful implementation of water safety plans in Bangladesh.
doi:10.3329/jesnr.v4i2.10136 fatcat:frrbckhomrhmjb7b6m5arez4s4