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Hitosa water supply : a people's project : how a large-scale gravity water supply scheme in Ethiopia is managed by the communities it serves

This report assesses a community managed gravity scheme providing water to more than 60,000 people living in 31 communities. The water runs through 140 km of pipeline to 122 distribution points. Factors are identified which have enabled such a large-scale scheme to be successfully managed including those shared with other community managed schemes, and those specific to Hitosa. The report challenges the orthodoxy that large-scale necessarily equates to complexity. Hitosa demonstrates that gravity water supply schemes are technically simple and can be successfully operated, maintained and managed by people without specialized skills.

TitleHitosa water supply : a people's project : how a large-scale gravity water supply scheme in Ethiopia is managed by the communities it serves
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSilkin, T.
Pagination26 p. : boxes, 5 photogr.
Date Published1998-04-01
PublisherWaterAid
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number0951346636
Keywordscase studies, community management, ethiopia arssi hitosa, gravity supply, maintenance, operation, pipelines, public standposts, rural areas, safe water supply, sdiafr, sdiman
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This report assesses a community managed gravity scheme providing water to more than 60,000 people living in 31 communities. The water runs through 140 km of pipeline to 122 distribution points. Factors are identified which have enabled such a large-scale scheme to be successfully managed including those shared with other community managed schemes, and those specific to Hitosa. The report challenges the orthodoxy that large-scale necessarily equates to complexity. Hitosa demonstrates that gravity water supply schemes are technically simple and can be successfully operated, maintained and managed by people without specialized skills.

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