Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1053556)
Received: 2 April 2019
Accepted: 1 July 2020
First Online: 17 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Makerere University School of Public Health Institution Review Board (IRB 00011353) and the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology. Cholera data used in selection of the water bodies and study communities were aggregated disease surveillance data from the Ministry of Health with no personal identifiers. The laboratory reports on the water sources found contaminated during the study period were shared immediately with the district team to ensure that preventive measures were instituted to protect the communities. In addition, the communities served by such water sources were educated on water treatment/purification (filtration, boiling, chlorination, use of <i>Waterguard</i>).
: Not applicable.
: The authors report no competing interests.