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Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Target 6.1: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Indicator 6.1.1: Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
|Definition and concepts||
WHO/UNICEF defines a safely managed drinking water as an improved water source that is accessible on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. Improved water sources include - piped water, boreholes or tubewells, protected dug wells, protected springs, and packaged or delivered water.
In order to meet the criteria for a safely managed drinking water service, an improved water source should meet three criteria - it should be accessible on the premises (accessibility), water should be available when needed (availability), and the water supplied should be free from contamination (quality). Many countries lack data on one or more elements of safely managed drinking water. The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) provide national estimates only when data are available on drinking water quality and at least one of the other criteria (accessibility and availability).
|Unit of measure||
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene
|Comment and limitations||
This data represents the United Kingdom as opposed to Liverpool. Since UK data is at 100%, this has been extrapolated to assume that Liverpool data would mirror this.
|Data last updated||2021-08-10: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-09-02: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|