Communal wealth is one of the most important factors affecting rural water services, and household connections are the only technology which can provide a high level of service
|Title||Determining success in community managed rural water supply using household surveys|
|Publication Type||Research Report|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Amin. J., Denis, J., Harris, B., Ibenegbu, N., Javorszky, M., Maillot, E., Tripp, S.|
|Pagination||iii, 36 p. : 9 fig,, 12 tab.|
|Place Published||Cranfield, UK|
|Keywords||house connections, piped distribution, surveys|
This report shows the results of an analysis of household survey data from the Community Water Plus project in India, and provides a best practice guide for using household surveys to determine water supply service levels.
For the data analysis, surveys from 10 case studies (each comprising three 'best practice' villages and one 'control' village) were available. Following data validation and verification, surveys from seven case studies were deemed of suitable quality to conduct further analysis. To allow comparison of service levels, a composite indicator was created to aggregate five individual parameters of water service. Using the geometric mean with thresholds was found to be the most suitable method of aggregation. 29 hypotheses of correlation were tested, and 17 found to be significant.
Some of the main findings are that communal wealth is one of the most important factors affecting services in a village, and that household connections are the only technology which can provide a high level of service. This supports the current drive across the WaSH sector to move towards household connections – illustrated by the proposed inclusion of an indicator of 'providing a basic drinking water source which is located on premises' in Sustainable Development Goal 6.1'.
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