SDG 6 · Indicator

People Drinking Unsafe Water

% of people drinking water with violations

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Ratings provide a visual representation of a state’s performance on the indicator.


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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

Information unavailable


Percent of people served by a community water system with at least one EPA Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) violation. Violations include health-based and monitoring and reporting violations.

Long-Term Objective

Best value set according to progress towards the goal

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.


Threats on Tap, Natural Resources Defense Council

People Drinking Unsafe Water