Sri Lanka: Access to drinking water, urban

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 Sri Lanka

Percent urban population with access to drinking water

 Latest value 83.0
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average 87.6
 Min - Max 83.0 - 91.6
 Source WHO/UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 87.6 percent with a minimum of 83 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 91.6 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 83 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 93 countries is 69.9 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sri Lanka - Access to drinking water, urban - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Access to drinking water, urban - historical chart - 2000-2022




Definition: Access to an improved water source, urban, refers to the percentage of the urban population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the users' dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).


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 Death rate 7.36 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.99 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.10 2021 percent
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 DPT immunization rate 98 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 98 2022 percent
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