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EH-4 Data Details

EH-4 Increase the proportion of persons served by community water systems who receive a supply of drinking water that meets the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS); Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water (EPA/OW)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
92.0 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of persons served by community water supply utilities that do not have violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act Regulation
Number of persons served by community water supplies
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)-Strategic Sub-objective For Drinking Water 2.1.1 Health-based violations include Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) and Treatment Technique (TT) violations.

Year-to-year performance is expected to change over time as new standards take effect.


Additional resources about the objective.