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 Paraguay DIGESA [1] (General Direction of Environmental Sanitation, dependent of the Ministry of Public Health and Welfare) and SENASA [2] (Servicio Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental or National Environmental Sanitation Service) are the responsible for measuring water quality for all types of water, superficial and underground. Most drinking water (80%) in Paraguay comes from groundwater.

No public information is available on water quality measurements are publicly available, an after consultation public officials stated that the measurements are performed periodically, yearly or upon request.

The above mentioned information does not comply with the management and weakly publication of water quality measurements.


Reviewer comments

Approving submission, there isn't any information on water quality available publicly.

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
  • N Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • N 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   Juan Pane
Last modified   Mon Sep 28 2015 16:02:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)