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Large-scale peri-urban and rural sanitation with UDDTs eThekwini Municipality (Durban) South Africa : case study of sustainable sanitation projects

In december 2000 the eThekwini municipal boundary was expanded from 1,366 square kilometres (km2) with a population of 2.5 million people to 2,297 km2 with a population of 3.5 million people. The newly included areas were predominantly rural and had little or no sanitation and water infrastructure. The eThekwini municipality had been providing ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines and 200 litre water tanks to the rural areas that were included in the municipal boundaries prior to the expansion. This rural water and sanitation project is unique in South Africa as it integrates the delivery of household water facilities (yard tanks) and appropriate sanitation services (UDDTs) as well as household hygiene education and operation and maintenance training as a single ‘package’. The municipality delivered approximately 75,0002 water and sanitation packages to un-served areas between 2003 and 2007. Based on an average household size of 6 people, this equates to 450,000 people served. [authors abstract]

TitleLarge-scale peri-urban and rural sanitation with UDDTs eThekwini Municipality (Durban) South Africa : case study of sustainable sanitation projects
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRoma, E, Holzwarth, S, Buckley, C
Pagination12 p.; 2 tab.; 14 fig.; 1 diagram
Date Published2011-11-10
PublisherSustainable Sanitation Alliance, SuSanA
Place PublishedEschborn, Germany
Keywordscase studies, peri-urban communities, rural communities, sanitation, south africa, south africa durban, south africa ethekwini, sustainability, sustainable development
Abstract

In december 2000 the eThekwini municipal boundary was expanded from 1,366 square kilometres (km2) with a population of 2.5 million people to 2,297 km2 with a population of 3.5 million people. The newly included areas were predominantly rural and had little or no sanitation and water infrastructure. The eThekwini municipality had been providing ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines and 200 litre water tanks to the rural areas that were included in the municipal boundaries prior to the expansion. This rural water and sanitation project is unique in South Africa as it integrates the delivery of household water facilities (yard tanks) and appropriate sanitation services (UDDTs) as well as household hygiene education and operation and maintenance training as a single ‘package’. The municipality delivered approximately 75,0002 water and sanitation packages to un-served areas between 2003 and 2007. Based on an average household size of 6 people, this equates to 450,000 people served. [authors abstract]

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