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Improved water source

 

Improved water source

An improved drinking-water source is defined as one that, by nature of its construction or through active intervention, is likely to be protected from outside contamination, in particular from contamination with fecal matter.[1]

To allow for international comparability of estimates for monitoring the UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation defines "improved" drinking water sources as follows:

Water sources that are not considered as "improved" are:

  • Unprotected dug wells[2]
  • Unprotected springs[2]
  • Vendor provided water[2]
  • Cart with small tank/drum[2]
  • Bottled water, if the secondary source used by the household for cooking and personal hygiene is unimproved[2]
  • Tanker-truck[2]
  • Surface water[2]

References

  1. ^ WHO and UNICEF definitions of improved drinking-water source on the JMP website, WHO, Geneva and UNICEF, New York, accessed on June 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o WHO and UNICEF types of improved drinking-water source on the JMP website, WHO, Geneva and UNICEF, New York, accessed on June 10, 2012

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