Domestic Water Quantity, Service Level and 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. To date, WHO has not provided guidance on the quantity of domestic water that is required to promote good 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 (hydration and food reparation) and basic hygiene.

World Health Organization (WHO) - Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS)

Language: Inglés

Format: PDF

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