European Union Clean Water Access 2000-2021

The percentage of people using drinking water from an improved source that is accessible on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. Improved water sources include piped water, boreholes or tubewells, protected dug wells, protected springs, and packaged or delivered water.
  • European Union clean water access for 2017 was 97.19%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
  • European Union clean water access for 2016 was 97.06%, a 0.21% increase from 2015.
  • European Union clean water access for 2015 was 96.85%, a 0.23% increase from 2014.
  • European Union clean water access for 2014 was 96.62%, a 0.22% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
North America 99.03%
Euro Area 98.07%
European Union 97.19%
OECD members 91.93%
Latin America & Caribbean 74.29%
World 70.64%
Sub-Saharan Africa 27.28%
European Union Clean Water Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2017 97.19% 0.13%
2016 97.06% 0.21%
2015 96.85% 0.23%
2014 96.62% 0.22%
2013 96.40% 0.22%
2012 96.19% 0.25%
2011 95.94% 0.24%
2010 95.70% 0.25%
2009 95.45% 0.23%
2008 95.23% 0.24%
2007 94.99% 0.24%
2006 94.75% 0.24%
2005 94.51% 0.20%
2004 94.32% 0.24%
2003 94.07% 0.15%
2002 93.93% 0.15%
2001 93.78% 0.13%
2000 93.65% 0.13%