Open Knowledge

Water Quality 10% 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? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No(as Data on Water Quality published by Camerounaise Des Eaux (CDE) - A public utility for water in Cameroon)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


La Camerounaise Des Eaux is a public utility in charge of water production and distribution to citizens in Cameroon. Data resulting from the analysis of water quality it undertakes, is not available to the public. It describes in its website the battery of analysis done periodically to assess if water quality matches regulations and norms, but no information on their findings is published;

There are many official (Centre Pasteur du Cameroun) and private laboratories that undertake regularly analysis of water quality for various goals... but regularity is not given and results are not systematically published.

Reviewer comments

Approving submission



  • Nisha Thompson


  • anonymous