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South Africa - Improved water source, (% of total population with access)

93.20 (% of total population with access) in 2015

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. Sources: World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund.

Date Value Change, %
2015 93.20 0.43 %
2014 92.80 0.43 %
2013 92.40 0.43 %
2012 92.00 0.44 %
2011 91.60 0.55 %
2010 91.10 0.44 %
2009 90.70 0.44 %
2008 90.30 0.56 %
2007 89.80 0.45 %
2006 89.40 0.56 %
2005 88.90 0.57 %
2004 88.40