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


In Finland local bodies are responsible for water quality testing. Every year the data is sent to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health which then compiles it and sends it to the EU.

These reports don't seem to be public, but robust data collection seems to be happening as Finland is renown for high water quality standards. They also measure radioactivity of water.

Reviewer comments

There is data but it is not public.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Oct 06 2015 10:27:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)