USA: Percent urban population with access to drinking water
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2000 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 99.7 percent with a minimum of 99.7 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 99.7 percent in 2000.
The latest value from 2017 is 99.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 55
countries is 71.9 percent.
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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).