Description

Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling.

Value Range

From 9% in Somalia to 99-100% in several countries.

Data

<div style="width:500px; font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height:20px"><div style="background-color:#333; padding:0px 5px; font-weight:bold"><div style="color:#fff; font-size:12px; line-height:20px;"><a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.H2O.SAFE.RU.ZS/countries?display=default" style="color:#fff;text-decoration:none;" class="active">Improved water source, rural (% of rural population with access)</a></div></div><script type="text/javascript">widgetContext = { "url": "http://data.worldbank.org/widgets/indicator/0/web_widgets_2/SH.H2O.SAFE.RU.ZS/countries", "width": 500, "height": 325, "widgetid": "web_widget_iframe_2ff8adcfc4202fc908d1ae685e30a1d0" };</script><div id="web_widget_iframe_2ff8adcfc4202fc908d1ae685e30a1d0"></div><script src="http://data.worldbank.org/profiles/datafinder/modules/contrib/web_widgets/iframe/web_widgets_iframe.js"></script><div style="font-size: 10px; color:#000">Data from <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.H2O.SAFE.RU.ZS/countries?display=default" style="color:#CCC;">World Bank</a></div></div>


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Sources

Data for this indicator are provided at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.H2O.SAFE.RU.ZS/