|Title||A plan for CDS to establish a water and sanitation district in Cite Soleil, Haiti|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Rosensweig, F, McGahey, C, Noth, R, Shafritz, L, Gottert, P|
|Secondary Title||Activity report / EHP|
|Pagination||xiii, 73 p. + annexes (29 p.) : 19 tab., 1 map|
|Publisher||Environmental Health Project (EHP)|
|Place Published||Arlington, VA, USA|
|Keywords||behaviour, community participation, demonstration projects, financial management, haiti port-au-prince cite soleil, institution building, public standposts, sanitation, squatter settlements, water authorities, water committees, water supply charges|
From October 1995 to May 1996, the Environmental Health Project (EHP), with assistance from GreenCOM, worked with Centres pour le Developpement et la Sante (CDS), a Haitian NGO, to plan an autonomous water and sanitation District in Cite Soleil, an informal settlement of 200,000 inhabitants in Port-au- Prince. EHP's efforts were part of an 18-month project designed by USAID/Haiti and RHUDO/CAR with funds from the Environmental Initiative for the Americas Program. The USAID activity was designed to enhance an ongoing UNDP-funded project to construct an independent water supply system for Cite Soleil. UNDP provided $2.5 million to CDS to construct the system, which was scheduled for completion July 1, 1996. The system consists of two wells 5 km. from Cite Soleil, a water tank with a capacity of 264,000 US gallons, a network of pipes, and 70 public fountains, 60 of which are equipped with four faucets. Eighteen of the fountains were financed by Plan International.
The USAID project was designed to support CDS in establishing an autonomous organization capable of managing the UNDP-financed water supply system and providing environmental sanitation services with revenues from the sale of water. EHP has overall responsibility for the technical assistance, while GreenCOM is responsible for the behavior change component.
The purpose of the technical assistance was to help CDS in the following areas:
The plan developed for operation of the system has five major components:
|Custom 2||Maps and/or technical drawings available|