Public water pump handles can be contaminated by users' hands. We recommend the following measures to keep handles clean:
- Installation of a handwashing facility next to the pump so that users wash hands before using the water pump. Read this guide for more information about creating handwashing facilities.
- Cleaning and disinfection of the water pump handles as frequently as possible following the procedure explained above for high-touch surfaces in households - i.e. application of 0.1% chlorine or 70% ethanol for 1 minute, ensuring full coverage of the pump handle surface with disinfectant.
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