Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source and be updated at least weekly:

  • fecal coliform
  • arsenic
  • fluoride levels
  • nitrates
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids)

Data Location

Comments

La Camerounaise Des Eaux is a public utility in charge of water production and distribution to citizens in Cameroon. Data resulting from the analysis of water quality it undertakes, is not available to the public. It describes in its website the battery of analysis done periodically to assess if water quality matches regulations and norms, but no information on their findings is published; http://www.la-cde.com/fr/espace-pro/qualite-de-leau.html

There are many official (Centre Pasteur du Cameroun) and private laboratories that undertake regularly analysis of water quality for various goals... but regularity is not given and results are not systematically published. http://www.geofor.biz/index.php/fr/nos-services/forage-d-eau

Reviewer comments

Approving submission

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Oct 13 2015 10:26:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)