Survey from ENHOGAR 2022 uncovers difficulties in the provision of drinking water in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- The ENHOGAR 2022 survey, carried out by the National Statistics Office of the Dominican Republic, provides information on the state of the drinking water service throughout the country.

Of 35,949 people surveyed, only 25,925 receive drinking water.

The survey highlights that more than half of these homes receive water service only 1 to 3 days a week.

A significant proportion of households receive water for less than five hours a day and only a minority enjoy an almost daily water supply.

The survey also sheds light on household composition and living conditions in the Dominican Republic.

Most homes are independent units, although a significant number are apartments.

Most houses have block or concrete walls, especially in urban areas, while wooden walls are more common in rural houses.

The average number of people per household is 2.9, with the majority being small families of 2 to 3 members.

In terms of cooking fuel, propane gas is predominantly used, although a small percentage still relies on solid fuels such as firewood and charcoal.

These findings from ENHOGAR 2022 highlight the different living conditions and infrastructure challenges, particularly in water service, affecting residents in different parts of the Dominican Republic.

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