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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #6 is clean water and sanitation.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

Lead in Water of 90 Percentile Sample

An indicator of how much lead is found in a sample of Baltimore drinking water. The lower the amount of lead, the greater the water quality and the lower the risk of adverse health effects on Baltimore residents.



Number of Households to Whom Water Service is Unaffordable

An indicator of water affordability. The lower the number of residents for whom water is unaffordable, the greater the equity of access to water service.



Average Residential Daily Water Usage

A measurement of the number of gallons Baltimore resident consume on average on a given day. The lower the average usage the less Baltimore residents are consuming water resources.



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Goal 6 Global Targets

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.

6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.

6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

6.8 Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 2/23/17