Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
|Openly licenced||Yes||According to the Freedom of Information Law the information that is published by institutions providing state functions can be interpreted as "generally accessible information" that is compatible with Public domain approach. The law does not require for the institutions to publish declarations or licences with the information (they can be provided on voluntary basis).|
|Downloadable at once||No||Yes, but it's not a dataset, it's a yearly review in a PDF format.|
|Up-to-date||No||The review is published once a year.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|findable_steps||I knew where the data was.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Latvijas Vides, ģeoloģijas un meteoroloģijas centrs|
|characteristics||Fecal coliform, Arsenic, Fluoride levels, Nitrates, Total Dissolved Solids, Available for entire country|
In regards to B3: These characteristics are in the published documentsm. For example: Page 91 https://www.meteo.lv/fs/CKFinderJava/userfiles/files/Vide/Udens/stat_apkopojumi/udens_kvalit/VPUK_parskats_2015.pdf
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