- Published on 03 November 2016
About 17% of Egyptian households are deprived of access to safe water. The highest incidence is in Upper Egypt, where deprivation ranges from 19% to 46%. About 2.3 million households (13.3% of the population) do not have access to a tap inside their dwelling, and depend on transporting water to the home. Access to taps does not automatically mean that the water is sufficient or fit to drink. 20% of Egyptians do not receive the sufficient national average of 152 litres/person/day. In five out of 27 governorates over 25% of water samples failed quality tests.
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