ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER AT SOURCE AND POINT OF CONSUMPTION IN NAKASONGOLA DISTRICT
Abstract Drinking water quality assessed from the source to the point of consumption in Nakasongola District. The purpose of the research was to locate specific points where contamination of drinking water occurs and assess the water handling practices affecting its quality. 109 households were visited and 333 samples from their sources of water, transport and storage containers were analysed. The quality of water was measured using Escherichia coli as an indicator for faecal contamination and diarrhoeal disease cases experienced in the last three months.