13.4  Criteria for satisfactory water

  • What are the three main criteria for ‘satisfactory’ water supply?

  • Satisfactory water means water that is available in adequate quantity, is safe to drink and is accessible.

Human beings have a right to have clean, safe water. Several criteria need to be satisfied to ensure that the people in your community have satisfactory access to water. These are discussed on the following pages.

13.3  The hydrological cycle

13.4.1  Sufficient quantity