General water point characteristics

In total, 20.205 data points have been collected during the 2017 water point survey. Of all the improved water points, 9674 (64.1%) are technically fully functional and in use, 1408 (9.3%) are functional but not in use for drinking water, 1145 (7.6%) are functional but with problems, and 2733 (18.1%) are broken down.  Of the 9674 improved water points that are reported to be fully functional and in use for drinking water (‘functional water points’ as described in section 2.2), 9058 (60.0% of all improved water points) are reported to have clean water.

Types of water points

The table below shows the totals for each type of water point, and whether the point is considered improved or unimproved. We distinguished improved from unimproved water sources according to the JMP/ WHO definition.

Implementing organisations

The majority of water points (9.412) has been installed by NGOs. An important observation is that the percentage of fully functional water points is the largest for private-installed and government-installed water points. The chart below shows this in tabular form.