Water point

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Terms & Synonyms

Water point

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

This is a generic term used to describe any point of access to water for domestic uses. This includes a household

connection, stand-pipe, well, borehole, spring, rainwater harvesting unit, water kiosk or other point of transaction with a water vendor. The term is used to avoid any bias or confusion regarding certain types of access to water.


Interpretations and Explanations


point WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples) COHRE Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation

See also

External Resources


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