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Sept 24th 2013: Public Health and social benefits of at house water supplies in developing countries

This new report examines the hypothesis that access to an at-house water supply will deliver significantly greater health, social and economic benefits than those derived from a shared public water supply. The research was carried out in Ghana, South Africa and Vietnam. The headline conclusion is that at-home water supply has significant, measurable benefits when compared with shared water supply outside the home provided that the service provided is reliable enough to ensure access to adequate quantities of water when required. The report can be found at: http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/pdf/outputs/water/61005-DFID_HH_water_supplies_final_report.pdf