[Quality of water and access to it in the Occupied Palestinian Territory]
AbstractWe investigated access to and quality of water in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. As regards access, 89.2% of Palestinian families live in households connected to the public water network: 84.1% in the West Bank and 99.3% in the Gaza Strip. In the north and south West Bank, 2.3% of households depend on buying water from tanks but this is not available in the mid-West Bank and Gaza Strip. Rain-fed cisterns are used in 13% of households in the West Bank and 0.2% in the Gaza Strip. Overall, 63% of households considered the water quality good, 88.0% in the West Bank and 13.3% in the Gaza Strip. There was a significant relationship between water-related diseases and water quality: the spread of such diseases was greater in the Gaza Strip
Al Khatib, I.A., Al Remawi, I.S., Ghait, L.I. & Takrouri, A.A. (2009). [Quality of water and access to it in the Occupied Palestinian Territory]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117797
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (6), 1542-1552, 2009
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