Improved Drinking Water 2012
An improved drinking water source is defined as a water source protected from external contamination, particularly fecal contamination. This includes household connections, public standpipes, boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, or rainwater collection. Unprotected sources include unprotected dug wells, springs, tanker-truck, and surface water. Many unprotected sources are about storage and transport of water more than actual source of water as a number of contaminants can be introduced during the transportation process.
An average of 45% of the population in the study region use an improved water source, slightly below the national rural average of 50%. Only 29% of respondents in Tiburon report use of improved water sources, the lowest of the ten communes. This is followed by 33% of respondents in Roche a Bateau. In St. Jean du Sud, 64% of the respondents report using improved water sources, the highest percentage within the ten communes. Les Anglais, where the local CAEPA treats the functional piped water system in the town, has a much higher percentage than the national average, at 63%.
For more information please read the 10 commune baseline report here.
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