The Access to Water Infrastructure Delivered dashboard indicates the percentage of population and households that have access to drinking water.
This dashboard’s map colour coding represent the Access to Water Infrastructure Delivered status, as indicated on the map legend.
The Access to Water Infrastructure Delivered dashboard map can be rendered to one of the following statuses:
The table at the top right shows the aggregated summary information of the selected map area. Drilling further on the table provides aggregated percentage detail information for the selected map area. Both tables provide the information on percentage and number of population and households that have access to drinking water.
The Access to Water Infrastructure Delivered information is provided by Water Services and is updated monthly
The product aims to provide the user with the number of people and households with access to basic water supply infrastructure. This obviously also provides the number of people without access to basic water supply infrastructure, commonly referred to as the water backlog/water needs. Geographical presentation of the data indicating the level of access to water supply on Provincial and Water Services Authority (WSA) level is possible.
Data from the Water Services Knowledge System (WSKS) is used. This is based on results of STATS SA Censuses as well as annual General Household Surveys, aligned with and updated by the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS) Macro Planning data. Data is generated on settlement level and is based on the water supply service level provided such as water in house, in yard or from a communal standpipe, borehole, spring, dam, river, or other source. Based on the service level definitions, the WSKS determines who has access to at and/or above RDP water supply service levels and who does not.
The data is extracted via Macro Planning processes and procedures directly from the Water Services Knowledge System database.
The data is updated annually on 1 April but can be extracted by NIWIS as and when required through the Macro Planning processes and procedures provided.
NIWIS calculates the performance grading for presentation purposes based on the following:
That the user has been provided with access to at least RDP level water supply, with no consideration of scheme functionality i.e. whether the scheme is still fully operational with no interruptions.
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Copyright: The copyright of the data/information remains with the Department of Water and Sanitation.
This approval to use the data/information cannot be construed as a transfer of copyright.
Usage: All data is supplied free of charge and may not be sold to third parties. The use of information data is restricted to use for academic, research or personal purposes.
Quality: All data is supplied with no expressed or implied warranty as to its suitability for purpose, accuracy or completeness.
Status:Meanwhile data is continuously updated; the data set(s) supplied are already historical on the day of supply.
Acknowledgement: Whenever used in publications or the electronic media, the Department Water and Sanitation is to be mentioned as the proprietor of the relevant copyright.