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Term Potable water
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Fresh water that can be consumed by human beings and animals without the risk of contracting disease. In this day and time, potable or drinking water usually refers to water treated for human consumption following standards determined by local and international authorities.

The institution responsible for supplying, maintaining and managing drinking water in the Dominican Republic is Instituto Nacional de Agua Potable (INAPA), which shares responsibility with several autonomous provincial corporations, such as Corporación de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Santo Domingo (CAASD), Corporación de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Santiago (CORAASAN), Corporación de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Puerto Plata (CORAAPLATA), Corporación de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Moca (CORAAMOCA) and Corporación de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de La Romana (COAAROM). Currently, there are over 418 aqueducts in operation that provide drinking water service to the entire country. According to the National Population and Family Census of 2002, approximately 89% of the urban population has access to drinking water, while in rural areas the percentage ??falls to about 60%.

 
 

Topic  BiodiversityProtected areasSoil and water