United States Drinking water source

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Drinking water source:

improved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 97% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population
rural: 3% of population
total: 1% of population (2017 est.)

Definition: This entry provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.Improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. Unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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