In March 1995, USAID/Cairo requested the Environmental Health Project (EHP) to conduct an institutional study of the water and wastewater systems in three provincial cities: Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Menya.
|Title||Findings and institutional options for future management of water supply and wastewater in the Governorates of Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Menya|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Edwards, DB, Selim, T, Laredo, D, Bakr, M, El-Tayeb, M, Genena, N, Zaki, S|
|Secondary Title||Activity report / EHP|
|Pagination||vi, 95 + appendices (ca. 150 p.) : tab.|
|Publisher||Environmental Health Project (EHP)|
|Place Published||Arlington, VA, USA|
|Keywords||constraints, egypt beni suef, egypt el minya, egypt fayoum, evaluation, institutional development, provincial cities development project (egypt), sdiafr, sdicap, sdisan, sdiwat, wastewater, water authorities, water supply|
In March 1995, USAID/Cairo requested the Environmental Health Project (EHP) to conduct an institutional study of the water and wastewater systems in three provincial cities: Fayoum, Beni Suef, and Menya. USAID began funding the construction of water and wastewater facilities in these three cities in 1982; the plants have been completed and are now operational. Currently, these systems are run by governorate water departments. However, the Project Steering Committee expressed interest in moving the water and wastewater utilities in each of the three governorates towards managerial and financial autonomy, as well as in examining different institutional options for ensuring sustainable services. An assessment examining the systems existing in the three governorates, including their regulatory and legal frameworks, financial systems and costing, management and organizational structures, and level and type of community involvement took place. One of the recommendations coming out of the study was that each governorate develop a new institutional arrangement that would create a unified water utility. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 summarize the findings in each of the three provincial cities. Issues arising from the findings are discussed in detail in Chapter 7. The main issues which need to be addressed included: organizational constraints, institutional constraints, financial and budgetary constraints, and operational constraints. The report indicated areas for future action, including: tariff setting, the use of national subsidies, billing and collections, cost saving through improved operation and maintenance (including attending to water loss and unaccounted-for-water programmes), and community involvement and consumer education.
|Custom 1||202.2, 302.2, 824|