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Title: [Quality of water and access to it in the Occupied Palestinian Territory]
Authors: Al Khatib, I.A.
Al Remawi, I.S.
Ghait, L.I.
Takrouri, A.A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: Arabic
Abstract: We 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
Description: 1542-1552
Keywords: Water Supply
Water Microbiology
Water Purification
Subject: Water
ISSN: 1020-3397
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