The Evaluation Criteria for Rural Drinking Water Safety (T/CHES 18-2018), compiled by IWHR and other units, was officially issued by the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society and came into effect on June 1, 2018
To better meet the requirements of the poverty elimination task, the compiling units have specially solicited opinions from relevant departments of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development and the poverty alleviation office of the Ministry of Water Resources. The Evaluation Criteria for Rural Drinking Water Safety with eight chapters has defined four evaluation indicators for rural drinking water safety, namely the water quantity, the water quality, the degree of convenience for water use and the water supply guarantee rate, as well as the evaluation standards and methods.
The criteria are applicable to the evaluation of the drinking water safety for rural residents. The issuance and implementation of the criteria have provided strong technical support for guiding the work for the drinking water safety evaluation for rural residents and the precise recognition of archived poor people, steadily advancing the construction of rural drinking water safety consolidation and improvement projects, and comprehensively solving the drinking water problem for poor people during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.