Open Knowledge

Water Quality 55% open


What data is expected?

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)

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xls)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Suivi de la qualité de l’eau published by Société Nationale des Eau du Benin)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The quality of the water is analysed daily by the national water company. There is 4 laboratories in the country, each with his operating area. The data are available for free after a request at the company.

source: 1.

Reviewer comments

Approving this submission



  • Nisha Thompson


  • anonymous