iTAP Toolkit

Digital iTapWater Toolkit


The ‘Digital iTapWater Toolkit has been developed by Safe Water Network India, is a repository of tools to train the stakeholders and rural community to manage their water sources, water supply, treatment of water and water quality monitoring

The toolkit has been developed to assist, empower and facilitate the Government of India in implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (Rural) to provide FHTC to every household in the country, promote ownership in local communities and ensure sustainability of water supply systems. The iTapWater Toolkit is a step to build self-reliant water-sufficient communities. The toolkit will create a cadre of trainers, planners and implementers to operate and maintain their community water supply system. This will ensure water supply on regular basis in an adequate quantity and of prescribed quality.


The iTapWater Toolkit consists of 12 modules, 45 sub-modules, and 107 tools. All the tools are web and paper-based, intuitive, and easy to use. One can either use these tools directly or adapt them locally to build an independent and decentralized water supply systems for communities. Please click here to download our brochure.


The information has been presented in 10 modules. Every module covers a range of topics and associated tools. The tools cover processes both before and after the establishment of the safe water enterprise. The toolkit can be used by all stakeholders involved in the institution of small water enterprises. The content of the tools have been validated by leading safe water implementers in India.

Planning for your water supply

A structured framework for the development and implementation for a long term strategy for making cities water positive.

Stakeholders - Roles and responsibilities

A brief on the roles and responsibilities of every stakeholder in ensuring piped water supply to every household in India.

Enabling environment

A guide for effective and efficient implementation of piped water supply in the community as a utility.

Water quality monitoring and surveillance

An insight into water quality testing and analysis of rural drinking water.

PRA activities and community mobilization

Incorporating the knowledge and views of the local community in planning and management of piped water supply.

Village action plan

A detailed study of all the parameters required to ensure proper sanitation and water supply in villages.

Financial Planning

A guide to management of community contributions and village water development funds..

Source sustainability and drought management

A structured approach to water source sustainability and drought management.

Implementation of iTap water

An insight to geo-tagging of infrastructure and IEC activities at village level.

Operations and Management

An overview of operations and management of village water supply systems.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring, record keeping and assessment of village water supply systems..

Greywater Management

A guide to grey water management and treatment processes