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Cost analysis of rural water supplies in Kabarole District

This briefing note from Triple-S Uganda describes findings from an information scan, carried out by Fontes Uganda, on funding for life-cycle costs in the WASH sector in Kabarole district, Uganda.

The study highlights a number of important conclusions for the Ugandan water and sanitation sector:

  • Significant amounts go into initial software and post‐construction support, yet results are not felton the ground and functionality is a challenge;
  • Piped schemes are cheaper per capita and providehigher levels of service, however in Kabarole they are frequently down and people return to point sources;
  • Service levels are below the benchmark at current expenditure levels
  • Expenditures on operations are almost non‐existent for point sources, especially for springs. This points to poor contributions by water users.
  • The district needs more for rehabilitation than for new sources, which is contrary to the conditional grant guidelines
TitleCost analysis of rural water supplies in Kabarole District
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFontes Foundation, IRC
EditionBriefing Note April 2013
Pagination5 p.
Date Published04/2013
Abstract

This briefing note from Triple-S Uganda describes findings from an information scan, carried out by Fontes Uganda, on funding for life-cycle costs in the WASH sector in Kabarole district, Uganda.

The study highlights a number of important conclusions for the Ugandan water and sanitation sector:

  • Significant amounts go into initial software and post‐construction support, yet results are not felton the ground and functionality is a challenge;
  • Piped schemes are cheaper per capita and providehigher levels of service, however in Kabarole they are frequently down and people return to point sources;
  • Service levels are below the benchmark at current expenditure levels
  • Expenditures on operations are almost non‐existent for point sources, especially for springs. This points to poor contributions by water users.
  • The district needs more for rehabilitation than for new sources, which is contrary to the conditional grant guidelines

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