Figure 7.5 Percentage of rural population benefitting from centralized water supply, 2005–2017
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Sources: National Bureau of Statistics, Statistics on Women and Children in China, 2012–2018
Between 2005 and 2017, the proportion of rural population benefitting from centralized water supply increased steadily, from 42 per cent to 85 per cent. China has achieved the target of over 85 per cent of rural population with access to centralized water supply ahead of the 2020 timeline.