Storing Water

Description of the Topic

The ‘Drinking Water’ set provides 20 illustrations of different types of containers used to store drinking water typical of most parts of Africa, with options of covered or uncovered containers. The cards are used to help prompt participants  to work out how drinking water should be stored in order to prevent transmission of disease.


How to use Card set  8.a. ‘Storing Water’ 

This set can be used in three ways:

  1. A participant holds up the card to the audience and describes what she sees and if water stored in this way is safe  to drink.
  2. The cards can be used combined with 7.a. Water Sources and 8.b. Utilisation of drinking water to illustrate the safe water chain.
  3.  The cards can be used as formative research to find which  disease are thought to be caused by unsafe drinking water by showing 2.a. Common Disease.

Link to the Facilitator instructions for the topic

Click here  for instructions in English

Click here for instructions in French 


  1. An open jar
  2. Jar covered with cloth
  3. Jar covered with tray
  4. Jar covered with pot
  5. Jar well covered with two cups
  6. Jar well covered with jug and cups
  7. Jar well covered, cups and ladle
  8. Open bucket
  9. Bucket covered with cloth
  10. Bucket covered with lid
  11. Bucket with lid and cup
  12. Bucket with lid, cup and ladle
  13. Dirty jerry can/ no lid
  14. Clean jerry can with lid
  15. Clean jerry can with lid, cups
  16. Filter with broken tap
  17. Filter with tap and cups
  18. Closed jug
  19. Closed jug with cups
  20. Woman taking water

Facilitator instructions for Water Storage (Rural) in English:

Rural Water Storage Facilitator Instructions