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Sanitation surcharges collected through water bills : a way forward for financing pro-poor sanitation?

A situation review of sanitation surcharge systems in African cities, focusing on systems designed to raise revenues for improving sanitation in low-income districts. The review considers existing pro-poor surcharge systems in Lusaka and Ouagadougou; systems that cannot currently be considered pro-poor, in Dakar, Beira and Antananarivo; and the special case of Maputo, where there is ongoing debate about how a surcharge might be introduced. Lusaka’s model is of particular interest. Customers of Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) who have a sewer connection pay a sewerage charge but, on top of this, all LWSC customers also pay a sanitation levy that is ring-fenced for expenditure on sanitation improvements in low-income communities. [authors abstract]

TitleSanitation surcharges collected through water bills : a way forward for financing pro-poor sanitation?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNorman, G, Daryanani, A, Peal, A
Secondary TitleWater and Sanitation for the Urban Poor : Discussion Paper
Volume4
Pagination33 p.; 3 tab.; 4 boxes
Date Published2012-10-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation for Urban Poor, WSUP
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, africa, low-income communities, sanitation charges, urban areas, urban communities
Abstract

A situation review of sanitation surcharge systems in African cities, focusing on systems designed to raise revenues for improving sanitation in low-income districts. The review considers existing pro-poor surcharge systems in Lusaka and Ouagadougou; systems that cannot currently be considered pro-poor, in Dakar, Beira and Antananarivo; and the special case of Maputo, where there is ongoing debate about how a surcharge might be introduced. Lusaka’s model is of particular interest. Customers of Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) who have a sewer connection pay a sewerage charge but, on top of this, all LWSC customers also pay a sanitation levy that is ring-fenced for expenditure on sanitation improvements in low-income communities. [authors abstract]

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