Author/s: Katharine HallDate: November 2019
This indicator shows the number and percentage of children who have access to a safe and reliable supply of drinking water at home – either inside the dwelling or on site. A piped water connection 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 or erratic in its supply. The indicator does not show whether the water supply is reliable or if households have broken facilities or are unable to pay for services.