SDG 11 · Indicator

Access to improved water source, piped

% of urban population

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The percentage of the urban population with access to improved drinking water piped on premises. An "improved" drinking-water source is one that, by the nature of its construction and when properly used, adequately protects the source from outside contamination, particularly fecal matter.

Long-Term Objective

Leave no one behind

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 100.


WHO, UNICEF (2020). WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme: Data & estimates. World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund, Geneva and New York. Available from:

Access to improved water source, piped