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Global water point failure rates

This graph shows that the average global failure rate for water points in developing countries has varied over time, but the trend line shows failures have only slightly decreased from 1997 to 2013. These averages are based on summary data from 124 functionality studies around the world, and are not weighted by sample size because the number of water points wasn’t always  non functionality graph failures only mentioned. We continue to update our list of failure statistics here. Contact us if you would like the latest list of the studies used.


4 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for compiling this! As a WASH Engineering, I know all too well the reluctance of organizations in admitting to failure, let alone learning from it. I am re-posting this on my blog, and will share with others. Keep up the great work.

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