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

81.40 (% of rural population with access) in 2015

Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the rural 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 81.40 0.87 %
2014 80.70 0.88 %
2013 80.00 1.01 %
2012 79.20 0.89 %
2011 78.50 0.90 %
2010 77.80 0.91 %
2009 77.10 1.05 %
2008 76.30 0.93 %
2007 75.60 0.93 %
2006 74.90 0.94 %
2005 74.20 0.95 %
2004 73.50