• Drink only filtered/boiled water.
  • Store water in a clean container.
  • Wash water containers daily.
  • Always wash hands before and after preparing food and eating. Educate children about the importance of washing hands effectively and regularly.
  • Wash hands with soap or use hand sanitizers after using a washroom, changing a childs diaper, or after visiting unclean and infection-prone areas, such as public washrooms, hospitals, etc.
  • Consume warm and home cooked foods and avoid street food.
  • Wash vegetables thoroughly before cooking.
  • Always keep foods/beverages covered.
  • The pipes and tanks that supply water to your house should be properly maintained and clean.
  • Travelers should only drink bottled water and avoid uncooked food.
  • People suffering from water-borne diseases should not go to work until they are fully recovered to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Avoid using ice made from tap water.
  • Freezing does not kill the organisms that cause diarrhea. Ice is not safe unless it is made from adequately boiled or filtered water.
  • Alcohol does not sterilize water or ice. Mixed drinks may still be contaminated.
  • Hot tea and coffee are the best alternates to boiled water.