Promoting Trust in Treated Water
You may find that community members are wary to drink the treated water because they don’t trust it. Distrust of treated water most often stems from a fear that the chemicals used to treat the water may be detrimental to health or a lack of familiarity with the treatment process. If you have observed distrust or wariness to drink the treated water in your community, conduct or encourage leadership to conduct an assessment to identify the source of these feelings. Once you have gained an understanding for the source of the distrust, utilize the materials in the following sections that will best help you inform and build trust of the treated water within your community.