Skip to main content

In April IRC Uganda carried out an assessment in Lira District to find out about the progress of the District Local Governments (DLGs) in operationalising the concept of Sub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards. It was found that since the exit of Triple-S in November 2014, some of the boards have persisted and continued performing their duties – specifically the Lira Sub-county board.

TitleProgress report on roll out of Sub county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards in Lira
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2015
Date Published06/2015
Place PublishedKampala, Uganda
Publication LanguageEnglish

In a bid to improve user contribution towards operation and maintenance of rural water facilities, IRC/Triple-S in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and district local governments of Lira and Kabarole piloted an area based management model for operation and maintenance of rural water facilities.

Piloted in Lira and Kabarole Districts July 2013 – August 2014, the model promotes establishment of Sub county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (SWSSBs) to provide management support to the Water User Committees (WUCs) through pooling of funds and clustering of water facilities at sub-county level to ensure that Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs can be covered. The boards also provide a structure that can manage O&M funds for Capital maintenance transferred from District Water and Sanitation Conditional grant.

An assessment was undertaken in April 2015 to review progress of the local governments in operationalizing the boards and identify the emerging issues to inform further capacity development efforts.




The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. The documents may therefore not be redistributed commercially without the permission of the original publishers.

Back to
the top