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Sustaining water facilities in Ghana, a film

Published on: 07/06/2013

Sustaining water facilities in Ghana’s rural areas is challenging. Villages are in charge of repairs, but often don’t have the money for it.

Check out this short video to learn how WASHCost Ghana trained district level staff on the use of the life-cycle cost approach and how this has enabled them to fix operation and maintenance budgets.

WASHCost Ghana started in 2008 with the objective of looking into the costs of providing a service. When we talk of 'a service' we mean a quantity of water per person per day at a certain quality within a certain distance or the time it takes to have access to water, and at a certain reliability.

Stay tuned for upcoming films on how WASHCost has dealt with the issue of sustaining rural and peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene services in India, Mozambique and Burkina-Faso.