Percentage of population using safely managed drinking water services

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 06.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

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Data on use of basic drinking water sources is already available from national household surveys and censuses for all developing countries and from administrative sources for all developed countries. Data on safety and continuity of supplies are currently available from household surveys and administrative sources including regulators for c.100 countries

WHO/UNICEF JMP already maintains a global database and regularly reports on progress in access to drinking water for all countries. WHO/UNICEF JMP is currently developing estimates for the safety and continuity of drinking water services based on available data.

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