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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Housing and services - Access to adequate water

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Datasets and statistics
Author :
Children's Institute, University of Cape Town
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This indicator shows the number and proportion of children who have access to a safe and reliable supply of drinking water at their homes – either inside the dwelling or on site. This is used as a proxy for access to adequate water. All other water sources, including public taps, water tankers, dams and rivers, are considered inadequate because of their distance from the dwelling or the possibility that water is of poor quality.