Water Sanitation Health

Domestic water quantity, service level and health

The quantity of water delivered and used for households is an important aspect of domestic water supplies, which influences hygiene and therefore public health.

This paper reviews the requirements for water for health-related purposes to derive a figure of an acceptable minimum to meet the needs for consumption (hydratation and food preparation) and basic hygiene.

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WHO/SDE/WSH/03.02
© 2003 World Health Organization
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