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


Sparse information from specific studies has been compiled by an NGO ( but no official source for national-level water quality data.

On a local level, updated and quality information can be found for the capital (Montevideo):

Reviewer comments

Seems there is data for the from the national water utility. Most of the parameters are covered. The only problem is that I'm not sure on the location of the testing. If they are doing it at access points or out of the processing plant

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • ? 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
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   Daniel Carranza
Last modified   Fri Oct 02 2015 23:16:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)