# Drinking water source

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.

## Afghanistan

**improved:**urban: 95.9% of population

rural: 61.4% of population

total: 70.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3.2% of population

rural: 38.6% of population

total: 38.6% of population (2017 est.)## Akrotiri

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Albania

**improved:**urban: 96.8% of population

rural: 95.3% of population

total: 96.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.7% of population

rural: 4.7% of population

total: 3.8% of population (2017 est.)## Algeria

**improved:**urban: 99.2% of population

rural: 97.4% of population

total: 98.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.8% of population

rural: 2.1% of population

total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)## American Samoa

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: 100% of population NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: 0% of population NA (2017 est.)## Andorra

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Angola

**improved:**urban: 81.7% of population

rural: 36.6% of population

total: 65.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 18.3% of population

rural: 63.4% of population

total: 34.2% of population (2017 est.)## Anguilla

**improved:**urban: 97.5% of population

total: 97.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.5% of population

total: 2.5% of population (2017 est.)## Antigua and Barbuda

**improved:**total: 96.7% of population**unimproved:**total: 3.2% of population (2017 est.)## Argentina

**improved:**urban: 99% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.9% of population (2015 est.)## Armenia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Aruba

**improved:**urban: 98.1% of population

rural: 98.1% of population

total: 98.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.9% of population

rural: 1.9% of population

total: 1.9% of population (2015 est.)## Ashmore and Cartier Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Australia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Austria

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Azerbaijan

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 87.4% of population

total: 94.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 12.6% of population

total: 4.9% of population (2017 est.)## Bahamas, The

**improved:**total: 98.9% of population**unimproved:**total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)## Bahrain

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Bangladesh

**improved:**urban: 98.9% of population

rural: 98.4% of population

total: 98.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.1% of population

rural: 1.6% of population

total: 1.4% of population (2017 est.)## Barbados

**improved:**total: 98.5% of population**unimproved:**total: 1.5% of population (2017 est.)## Belarus

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.3% of population

total: 99.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.7% of population

total: 0.2% of population (2017 est.)## Belgium

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Belize

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.6% of population

total: 99.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.4% of population

total: 0.8% of population (2017 est.)## Benin

**improved:**urban: 81.2% of population

rural: 72.2% of population

total: 76.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 18.8% of population

rural: 27.8% of population

total: 23.6% of population (2017 est.)## Bermuda

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Bhutan

**improved:**urban: 99.3% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.7% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.3% of population (2017 est.)## Bolivia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 78.1% of population

total: 92.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 21.9% of population

total: 7.1% of population (2017 est.)## Bosnia and Herzegovina

**improved:**urban: 99.9% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.1% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.1% of population (2017 est.)## Botswana

**improved:**urban: 98.2% of population

rural: 94% of population

total: 96.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.8% of population

rural: 3.1% of population

total: 3.8% of population (2017 est.)## Bouvet Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Brazil

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 91.6% of population

total: 98.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 8.4% of population

total: 1.6% of population (2017 est.)## British Indian Ocean Territory

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## British Virgin Islands

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Brunei

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Bulgaria

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 2% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Burkina Faso

**improved:**urban: 94.9% of population

rural: 67.9% of population

total: 75.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.5% of population

rural: 32.1% of population

total: 24.4% of population (2017 est.)## Burma

**improved:**urban: 93% of population

rural: 76.9% of population

total: 81.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7% of population

rural: 23.1% of population

total: 18.2% of population (2017 est.)## Burundi

**improved:**urban: 97.6% of population

rural: 77.8% of population

total: 80.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: -1.1% of population

rural: 22.2% of population

total: 19.7% of population (2017 est.)## Cabo Verde

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 89.1% of population

total: 96.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 10.9% of population

total: 3.8% of population (2017 est.)## Cambodia

**improved:**urban: 98.4% of population

rural: 77.8% of population

total: 80.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.6% of population

rural: 22.2% of population

total: 19.7% of population (2017 est.)## Cameroon

**improved:**urban: 94% of population

rural: 54.6% of population

total: 76.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 6% of population

rural: 45.3% of population

total: 23.5% of population (2017 est.)## Canada

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.9% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.1% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Cayman Islands

**improved:**urban: 97.4% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.6% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2015 est.)## Central African Republic

**improved:**urban: 89.6% of population

rural: 54.4% of population

total: 68.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 10.4% of population

rural: 45.6% of population

total: 31.5% of population (2015 est.)## Chad

**improved:**urban: 86.7% of population

rural: 46.6% of population

total: 55.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 13.3% of population

rural: 53.4% of population

total: 44.3% of population (2017 est.)## Chile

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## China

**improved:**urban: 97.7% of population

rural: 87.8% of population

total: 92.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.3% of population

rural: 12.2% of population

total: 7.2% of population (2017 est.)## Christmas Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Clipperton Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Cocos (Keeling) Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Colombia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 86.4% of population

total: 97.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 13.6% of population

total: 2.7% of population (2017 est.)## Comoros

**improved:**urban: 97.4% of population

rural: 88.5% of population

total: 91% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.6% of population

rural: 11.5% of population

total: 8.9% of population (2017 est.)## Congo, Democratic Republic of the

**improved:**urban: 84.3% of population

rural: 32.4% of population

total: 55.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 15.7% of population

rural: 67.6% of population

total: 44.8% of population (2017 est.)## Congo, Republic of the

**improved:**urban: 97.5% of population

rural: 56.4% of population

total: 83.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.5% of population

rural: 43.6% of population

total: 16.3% of population (2017 est.)## Cook Islands

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Coral Sea Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Costa Rica

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Cote d'Ivoire

**improved:**urban: 90.4% of population

rural: 67.8% of population

total: 79.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 9.6% of population

rural: 32.2% of population

total: 20.8% of population (2017 est.)## Croatia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Cuba

**improved:**urban: 98.2% of population

rural: 94.5% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.8% of population

rural: 5.5% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2017 est.)## Curacao

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Cyprus

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Czechia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Denmark

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Dhekelia

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Djibouti

**improved:**urban: 99.3% of population

rural: 59.1% of population

total: 90.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.7% of population

rural: 40.9% of population

total: 9.7% of population (2017 est.)## Dominica

**improved:**urban: 95.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.3% of population## Dominican Republic

**improved:**urban: 98.3% of population

rural: 92% of population

total: 96.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.7% of population

rural: 8% of population

total: 3.3% of population (2017 est.)## Ecuador

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 83.5% of population

total: 94% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 16.2% of population

total: 6% of population (2017 est.)## Egypt

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.8% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.2% of population

total: 0.6% of population (2017 est.)## El Salvador

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 92.2% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 7.8% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2015 est.)## Equatorial Guinea

**improved:**urban: 81.7% of population

rural: 32.1% of population

total: 67.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 18.3% of population

rural: 67.9% of population

total: 32.4% of population (2017 est.)## Eritrea

**improved:**urban: 73.2% of population

rural: 53.3% of population

total: 57.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 26.8% of population

rural: 46.7% of population

total: 42.2% of population (2015 est.)## Estonia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Eswatini

**improved:**urban: 96.8% of population

rural: 72.3% of population

total: 78.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3.2% of population

rural: 27.7% of population

total: 21.7% of population (2017 est.)## Ethiopia

**improved:**urban: 97% of population

rural: 61.7% of population

total: 68.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3% of population

rural: 38.3% of population

total: 31.1% of population (2017 est.)## European Union

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 78.2% of population

total: 92% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 21.8% of population

total: 5% of population (2017 est.)## Faroe Islands

**improved:**total: 99% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Fiji

**improved:**urban: 97.8% of population

rural: 88.7% of population

total: 93.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.2% of population

rural: 11.3% of population

total: 6.2% of population (2017 est.)## Finland

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## France

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## French Polynesia

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## French Southern and Antarctic Lands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Gabon

**improved:**urban: 97% of population

rural: 68% of population

total: 93.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.3% of population

rural: 32% of population

total: 6.2% of population (2017 est.)## Gambia, The

**improved:**urban: 91.4% of population

rural: 80.4% of population

total: 87.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 8.6% of population

rural: 19.6% of population

total: 12.9% of population (2017 est.)## Gaza Strip

**improved:**urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 97.1% of population

total: 96.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 2.9% of population

total: 3.2% of population (2017 est.)**note:**includes Gaza Strip and the West Bank## Georgia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 96.2% of population

total: 98.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 3.8% of population

total: 1.6% of population (2017 est.)## Germany

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Ghana

**improved:**urban: 97.4% of population

rural: 80.6% of population

total: 89.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.6% of population

rural: 19.4% of population

total: 10.1% of population (2017 est.)## Gibraltar

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Greece

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Greenland

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Grenada

**improved:**total: 96.8% of population**unimproved:**total: 3.2% of population (2017 est.)## Guam

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Guatemala

**improved:**urban: 97.9% of population

rural: 92.2% of population

total: 95.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.1% of population

rural: 7.8% of population

total: 4.8% of population (2017 est.)## Guernsey

**improved:**total: 94.2% of population**unimproved:**total: 5.9% of population (2017 est.)**note**: includes data for Jersey## Guinea

**improved:**urban: 97.9% of population

rural: 69.8% of population

total: 79.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.1% of population

rural: 27.6% of population

total: 20.1% of population (2017 est.)## Guinea-Bissau

**improved:**urban: 91.2% of population

rural: 60.3% of population

total: 73.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 8.5% of population

rural: 39.7% of population

total: 26.5% of population (2017 est.)## Guyana

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 95.6% of population

total: 96.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 38.7% of population

total: 26.5% of population (2017 est.)## Haiti

**improved:**urban: 91.5% of population

rural: 55.4% of population

total: 75% of population**unimproved:**urban: 8.5% of population

rural: 44.6% of population

total: 25% of population (2017 est.)## Heard Island and McDonald Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Holy See (Vatican City)

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Honduras

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 88.9% of population

total: 94.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 11.1% of population

total: 5.2% of population (2017 est.)## Hong Kong

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: -1% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Hungary

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Iceland

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## India

**improved:**urban: 96% of population

rural: 91% of population

total: 92.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4% of population

rural: 9% of population

total: 7.2% of population (2017 est.)## Indonesia

**improved:**urban: 96.6% of population

rural: 83.7% of population

total: 90.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3.4% of population

rural: 16.3% of population

total: 9.2% of population (2017 est.)## Iran

**improved:**urban: 98.6% of population

rural: 93.1% of population

total: 97.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.4% of population

rural: 6.9% of population

total: 2.8% of population (2017 est.)## Iraq

**improved:**urban: 98.8% of population

rural: 95% of population

total: 97.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.2% of population

rural: 5% of population

total: 2.1% of population (2017 est.)## Ireland

**improved:**urban: 97% of population

rural: 98.1% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3% of population

rural: 1.9% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2017 est.)## Isle of Man

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Israel

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Italy

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Jamaica

**improved:**urban: 98.5% of population

rural: 93% of population

total: 96% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.5% of population

rural: 7% of population

total: 4% of population (2017 est.)## Jan Mayen

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Japan

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Jersey

**improved:**total: 94.2% of population**unimproved:**total: 5.9% of population (2017 est.)**note**: includes data for Guernsey## Jordan

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 97.7% of population

total: 98.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 2.2% of population

total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)## Kazakhstan

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 93.8% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 6.2% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2017 est.)## Kenya

**improved:**urban: 89% of population

rural: 60.4% of population

total: 68% of population**unimproved:**urban: 11% of population

rural: 39.6% of population

total: 32% of population (2017 est.)## Kiribati

**improved:**total: 71.6% of population**unimproved:**total: 28.4% of population (2017 est.)## Korea, North

**improved:**urban: 97.2% of population

rural: 90.2% of population

total: 94.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.8% of population

rural: 9.8% of population

total: 5.5% of population (2017 est.)## Korea, South

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Kosovo

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Kuwait

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Kyrgyzstan

**improved:**urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 84.4% of population

total: 89.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 15.6% of population

total: 10.7% of population (2017 est.)## Laos

**improved:**urban: 94.4% of population

rural: 76.8% of population

total: 82.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 5.6% of population

rural: 23.2% of population

total: 17.9% of population (2017 est.)## Latvia

**improved:**urban: 98.8% of population

rural: 98.2% of population

total: 98.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.2% of population

rural: 1.8% of population

total: 1.4% of population (2017 est.)## Lebanon

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Lesotho

**improved:**urban: 93% of population

rural: 72.4% of population

total: 78.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7% of population

rural: 27.6% of population

total: 21.8% of population (2017 est.)## Liberia

**improved:**urban: 93.8% of population

rural: 67.9% of population

total: 81% of population**unimproved:**urban: 6.2% of population

rural: 32.1% of population

total: 19% of population (2017 est.)## Libya

**improved:**total: 98.5% of population**unimproved:**total: 1.5% of population (2017 est.)## Liechtenstein

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Lithuania

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 92.8% of population

total: 97.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 7.2% of population

total: 2.5% of population (2017 est.)## Luxembourg

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.8% of population

total: 99% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.2% of population

total: 1% of population (2017 est.)## Macau

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Madagascar

**improved:**urban: 87.9% of population

rural: 36.3% of population

total: 55.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 12.1% of population

rural: 63.7% of population

total: 44.5% of population (2017 est.)## Malawi

**improved:**urban: 95.9% of population

rural: 87.3% of population

total: 88.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.1% of population

rural: 12.7% of population

total: 11.3% of population (2017 est.)## Malaysia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 89.3% of population

total: 96.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 11.7% of population

total: 3.3% of population (2017 est.)## Maldives

**improved:**urban: 98.3% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.7% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Mali

**improved:**urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 72.8% of population

total: 82.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 27.2% of population

total: 17.1% of population (2017 est.)## Malta

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Marshall Islands

**improved:**urban: 99.8% of population

rural: 99.7% of population

total: 99.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.2% of population

rural: 0.3% of population

total: 0.2% of population (2017 est.)## Mauritania

**improved:**urban: 98.7% of population

rural: 68.4% of population

total: 84.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.3% of population

rural: 31.6% of population

total: 15.6% of population (2017 est.)## Mauritius

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Mexico

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 96.6% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 3.4% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Micronesia, Federated States of

**improved:**total: 78.6% of population**unimproved:**total: 21.4% of population (2017 est.)## Moldova

**improved:**urban: 98.5% of population

rural: 84.6% of population

total: 90.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.5% of population

rural: 15.4% of population

total: 9.5% of population (2017 est.)## Monaco

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Mongolia

**improved:**urban: 97.6% of population

rural: 59.2% of population

total: 85.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.4% of population

rural: 40.8% of population

total: 14.6% of population (2017 est.)## Montenegro

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.2% of population (2017 est.)## Montserrat

**improved:**urban: 99% of population

rural: 99% of population

total: 99% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1% of population

rural: 1% of population

total: 1% of population (2015 est.)## Morocco

**improved:**urban: 98.3% of population

rural: 79.1% of population

total: 91% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.7% of population

rural: 20.9% of population

total: 9% of population (2017 est.)**note:**does not include data from the former Western Sahara## Mozambique

**improved:**urban: 93.2% of population

rural: 58.3% of population

total: 70.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 6.8% of population

rural: 41.7% of population

total: 29.3% of population (2017 est.)## Namibia

**improved:**urban: 98.9% of population

rural: 80.8% of population

total: 89.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.1% of population

rural: 19.2% of population

total: 10.3% of population (2017 est.)## Nauru

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Navassa Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Nepal

**improved:**urban: 91.7% of population

rural: 91.4% of population

total: 91.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 8.3% of population

rural: 8.6% of population

total: 8.5% of population (2017 est.)## Netherlands

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## New Caledonia

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## New Zealand

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Nicaragua

**improved:**urban: 97.6% of population

rural: 62.6% of population

total: 83.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.4% of population

rural: 37.4% of population

total: 16.9% of population (2017 est.)## Niger

**improved:**urban: 95.7% of population

rural: 59.2% of population

total: 65.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.3% of population

rural: 40.8% of population

total: 34.8% of population (2017 est.)## Nigeria

**improved:**urban: 92.6% of population

rural: 63.6% of population

total: 77.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7.4% of population

rural: 36.4% of population

total: 22.1% of population (2017 est.)## Niue

**improved:**total: 98.2% of population**unimproved:**total: 1.8% of population (2017 est.)## Norfolk Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## North Macedonia

**improved:**urban: 99.8% of population

rural: 98.9% of population

total: 99.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.2% of population

rural: 1.1% of population

total: 0.6% of population (2017 est.)## Northern Mariana Islands

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Norway

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Oman

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Pakistan

**improved:**urban: 94.2% of population

rural: 89.9% of population

total: 91.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 5.8% of population

rural: 10.1% of population

total: 8.5% of population (2017 est.)## Palau

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Panama

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 94.8% of population

total: 98.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 5.2% of population

total: 1.7% of population (2017 est.)## Papua New Guinea

**improved:**urban: 89.4% of population

rural: 36.1% of population

total: 43% of population**unimproved:**urban: 10.6% of population

rural: 63.9% of population

total: 57% of population (2017 est.)## Paracel Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Paraguay

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Peru

**improved:**urban: 95.6% of population

rural: 77.4% of population

total: 92.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 4.4% of population

rural: 22.6% of population

total: 7.9% of population (2017 est.)## Philippines

**improved:**urban: 97.7% of population

rural: 92.7% of population

total: 95.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.3% of population

rural: 7.3% of population

total: 4.6% of population (2017 est.)## Pitcairn Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Poland

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Portugal

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Puerto Rico

**improved:**total: 97% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Qatar

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Romania

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Russia

**improved:**urban: 98.6% of population

rural: 94.2% of population

total: 97.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.4% of population

rural: 5.8% of population

total: 2.9% of population (2017 est.)## Rwanda

**improved:**urban: 92% of population

rural: 76.9% of population

total: 79.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 8% of population

rural: 23.1% of population

total: 20.5% of population (2017 est.)## Saint Barthelemy

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Saint Kitts and Nevis

**improved:**urban: 98.3% of population

rural: 98.3% of population

total: 98.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.7% of population

rural: 1.7% of population

total: 1.7% of population (2015 est.)## Saint Lucia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Saint Martin

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Saint Pierre and Miquelon

**improved:**total: 91.4% of population**unimproved:**total: 8.6% of population (2017 est.)## Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

**improved:**total: 95.1% of population**unimproved:**total: 4.9% of population (2017 est.)## Samoa

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 96.8% of population

total: 97.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 3.2% of population

total: 2.6% of population (2017 est.)## San Marino

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Sao Tome and Principe

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 88.4% of population

total: 96.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 11.6% of population

total: 3.2% of population (2017 est.)## Saudi Arabia

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Senegal

**improved:**urban: 92.3% of population

rural: 74.5% of population

total: 83.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 6.7% of population

rural: 25.5% of population

total: 16.7% of population (2017 est.)## Serbia

**improved:**urban: 99.4% of population

rural: 99% of population

total: 99.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.6% of population

rural: 1% of population

total: 0.8% of population (2017 est.)## Seychelles

**improved:**total: 96.2% of population**unimproved:**total: 3.8% of population (2017 est.)## Sierra Leone

**improved:**urban: 89.5% of population

rural: 55.7% of population

total: 69.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 10.5% of population

rural: 44.3% of population

total: 30.2% of population (2017 est.)## Singapore

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Sint Maarten

**improved:**total: 95.1% of population**unimproved:**total: 4.9% of population (2017 est.)## Slovakia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Slovenia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Solomon Islands

**improved:**urban: 95% of population

rural: 67.1% of population

total: 73.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 5% of population

rural: 32.9% of population

total: 26.4% of population (2017 est.)## Somalia

**improved:**urban: 98.1% of population

rural: 72.5% of population

total: 83.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.9% of population

rural: 27.5% of population

total: 16.2% of population (2017 est.)## South Africa

**improved:**urban: 98.9% of population

rural: 87.4% of population

total: 95.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.1% of population

rural: 12.6% of population

total: 4.5% of population (2017 est.)## South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## South Sudan

**improved:**urban: 85.2% of population

rural: 71.7% of population

total: 74.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 14.8% of population

rural: 28.3% of population

total: 25.7% of population (2017 est.)## Spain

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Spratly Islands

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Sri Lanka

**improved:**urban: 98.1% of population

rural: 91.4% of population

total: 92.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.9% of population

rural: 8.6% of population

total: 7.4% of population (2017 est.)## Sudan

**improved:**urban: 99% of population

rural: 80.7% of population

total: 87% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1% of population

rural: 19.3% of population

total: 13% of population (2017 est.)## Suriname

**improved:**urban: 98.2% of population

rural: 92% of population

total: 96.6% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.8% of population

rural: 8% of population

total: 3.4% of population (2017 est.)## Svalbard

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Sweden

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Switzerland

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Syria

**improved:**urban: 99% of population

rural: 99.3% of population

total: 99.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1% of population

rural: 0.7% of population

total: 0.6% of population (2017 est.)## Taiwan

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Tajikistan

**improved:**urban: 96.2% of population

rural: 78.6% of population

total: 83.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3.8% of population

rural: 21.4% of population

total: 16.5% of population (2017 est.)## Tanzania

**improved:**urban: 92.3% of population

rural: 56.2% of population

total: 68.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7.7% of population

rural: 43.8% of population

total: 31.8% of population (2017 est.)## Thailand

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Timor-Leste

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 72.3% of population

total: 80.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 27.7% of population

total: 19.3% of population (2017 est.)## Togo

**improved:**urban: 92.3% of population

rural: 56% of population

total: 70.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7.7% of population

rural: 44% of population

total: 29.1% of population (2017 est.)## Tokelau

**improved:**rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Tonga

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Trinidad and Tobago

**improved:**total: 99.3% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Tunisia

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 94.3% of population

total: 98.2% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 5.7% of population

total: 1.8% of population (2017 est.)## Turkey

**improved:**urban: 98.6% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 98.9% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.4% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)## Turkmenistan

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## Turks and Caicos Islands

**improved:**total: 94.3% of population**unimproved:**total: 5.7% of population (2017 est.)## Tuvalu

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 98.8% of population

total: 99% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 1.2% of population

total: 1% of population (2017 est.)## Uganda

**improved:**urban: 92.9% of population

rural: 77.2% of population

total: 80.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 7.1% of population

rural: 22.8% of population

total: 19.2% of population (2017 est.)## Ukraine

**improved:**urban: 99.5% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.4% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0.5% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.6% of population (2017 est.)## United Arab Emirates

**improved:**total: 100% of population**unimproved:**total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## United Kingdom

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)## United States

**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.)## United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Uruguay

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 93.9% of population

total: 99.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 95% of population

total: 100% of population (2017 est.)## Uzbekistan

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 96.1% of population

total: 97.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 3.9% of population

total: 2.2% of population (2017 est.)## Vanuatu

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 89.7% of population

total: 92.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 10.3% of population

total: 7.7% of population (2017 est.)## Venezuela

**improved:**total: 95.7% of population**unimproved:**total: 4.3% of population (2017 est.)## Vietnam

**improved:**urban: 98.6% of population

rural: 92.6% of population

total: 94.7% of population**unimproved:**urban: 1.4% of population

rural: 7.4% of population

total: 5.3% of population (2017 est.)## Virgin Islands

**improved:**total: 98.7% of population**unimproved:**total: 1.3% of population (2017 est.)## Wake Island

**improved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA**unimproved:**urban: NA

rural: NA

total: NA## Wallis and Futuna

**improved:**rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population**unimproved:**rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017)## West Bank

**improved:**urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 97.1% of population

total: 96.8% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 2.9% of population

total: 3.2% of population (2017 est.)**note:**includes Gaza Strip and the West Bank## World

**improved:**urban: 96.5% of population

rural: 84.7% of population

total: 91.1% of population**unimproved:**urban: 3.5% of population

rural: 15.3% of population

total: 8.9% of population (2015 est.)## Yemen

**improved:**urban: 100% of population

rural: 87.6% of population

total: 92% of population**unimproved:**urban: 0% of population

rural: 12.4% of population

total: 8% of population (2017 est.)## Zambia

**improved:**urban: 89.5% of population

rural: 50.9% of population

total: 67.5% of population**unimproved:**urban: 10.5% of population

rural: 49.1% of population

total: 32.5% of population (2017 est.)## Zimbabwe

**improved:**urban: 98% of population

rural: 67.4% of population

total: 77.3% of population**unimproved:**urban: 2% of population

rural: 32.6% of population

total: 22.7% of population (2017 est.)