|Title||Life-cycle costs in Ghana: cost study of small towns water schemes in central region|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Nyarko, KB, Asante, J, Dwumfour-Asare, B, Moriarty, PB|
|Secondary Title||WASHCost Ghana briefing note|
|Pagination||12 p,; 7 Fig.; 3 Tab,;|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
|Keywords||ghana, small towns, sustainable water services|
Access to water in Ghana has been increasing steadily with the MDG target for water achieved ahead of time. However, increased water coverage is threatened by high rates of non-functional systems, estimated at 30% or more in Ghana. The high rate of non-functional water systems adversely affects the delivery of sustainable water services.
This briefing note presents WASHCost Ghana findings on the cost of providing water services in small towns, focused on piped water systems. It elucidates the factors affecting sustainable water service delivery and provides cost information for planning sustainable water service in the small towns in Ghana, based on the results of a study of 12 small towns water supply systems in the Central region of Ghana.