Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Quality of the world's drinking water supply 1990-2017

This statistic represents the proportion of the world's population with access to drinking water sources from 1990 to 2017, based on the quality of the drinking water source. In 1990, around 76 percent of the world's population had access to improved drinking water sources, this figure stood at 93 percent in 2017.

Proportion of the population with access to drinking water sources worldwide from 1990 to 2017, based on quality of water source*

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures were compiled from several editions of the report.
According to the source, improved drinking water sources are those that are protected from outside contamination, particularly faecal matter. However, some of these sources may not be adequately maintained and therefore may not actually provide “safe” drinking water. Thus, the number of people using such sources may have been over-estimated.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Water accessibility worldwide"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.