Self supply is an approach that can improve the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of water services.
|Title||Self supply: the case for leveraging greater household investment in water supply|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Smits, S, Sutton, S|
|Pagination||8 p.; 1 tab.; 1 fig.; 4 boxes|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
Public investments in rural water supply extend first to the most accessible communities. Self supply – the development or improvement of water supplies by households largely or wholly at their own cost – is an approach that can help increase coverage in areas where it is not feasible or cost-effective to develop communal supplies. It can also supplement existing services – improving water quality, quantity, reliability, or access.