Water Safety Planning (WSP) is an integral component of Water Security Planning recommended under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme. It represents an approach to managing issues of water quality throughout the water supply chain – addressing sources of contamination from the source to the user. Water Safety Planning at the village level is a reliable approach where active participation of the local community is sought especially in those areas where sources of contamination are anthropogenic in nature. It is also an appropriate approach as due recognition is given to building of functional capacities of institutions of local relevance (Water User Groups). These institutions serve as mediums for demonstration of Water Safety Planning.