Open Knowledge

Water Quality 5% 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? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? No(as Quality and monitoring of drinking water distributed by large waterworks in Finland in 2002. National Public Health Institute of Finland. Finland published by
  •   Is data in digital form? Unsure
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


In Finland local bodies are responsible for water quality testing. Every year the data is sent to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health which then compiles it and sends it to the EU.

These reports don't seem to be public, but robust data collection seems to be happening as Finland is renown for high water quality standards. They also measure radioactivity of water.

Reviewer comments

There is data but it is not public.



  • Nisha Thompson


  • anonymous