Drinking water source

Drinking water source presents data about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of a country’s population.

  • Improved drinking water uses any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection.
  • Unimproved drinking water uses any of the following sources: Unprotected dug well; Unprotected spring; Cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals, or irrigation channels; or bottled water.