Improving drinking-water supply in rural areas of Serbia (2017)



Small-scale systems in rural areas of Serbia face a wide range of challenges to the provision of safe and sustainable drinking-water supply services. Registered water-related outbreaks in the past decade were mostly attributed to small-scale water supplies, indicating that these systems represent a potential health risk. A national-level systematic survey was undertaken to gain better insight on how the aforementioned particularities and challenges of small-scale systems may affect the quality of drinking-water supplied to rural populations.