When is water considered “clean”?

The Human right to water entitles every person to available, safe, acceptable and accessible water for personal and domestic use. “Accessible” water must also be affordable (if paid for).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe drinking water is free from micro-organisms, chemical substances and radiological hazards that constitute a threat to a person’s health.

Standards for each of these potential contaminants are held and updated by several international bodies, as well as many national governments. DIGDEEP and its partners always test the water provided by our projects.

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