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


The Ministry of Environment and Climatic Affairs ( ) is responsible for environment issues and violations of environmental laws and the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources ( ) is responsible for regulate the use of water resources in the country. It is not clear which body has data on water pollution and/or if any of this information is available to the public.

Reviewer comments

Data seems to not be public, but the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources is tracking it.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   Riyadh Al-Balushi
Last modified   Sun Aug 30 2015 17:32:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)