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TitleStep by step implementation guidelines for urban water point / stand post
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDhaka, BDWaterAid -
Paginationv, 23 p. : tab., techn.drwngs
Date Published2007-02-01
Place PublishedDhaka, Bangladesh
Keywordsbangladesh, construction, costs, design criteria, guidelines, maintenance, operation, public standposts, sdiasi, sdiwat, site selection, urban areas

These implementation guidelines, a handbook for WaterAid Bangladesh frontline staff as well as for professionals, have been prepared to introduce standard procedures for the construction of different water point and stand post models for all urban partner organizations. It reflects WaterAid’s policies as well as national policies in an operational manner, in order to mainstream policies. They have been drafted, based on the Guidelines of WaterAid Bangladesh and Partner Organizations and present experience collected over the last two years of implementation of the DFID Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health programme and previous experience of pre-ASEH programmes.
This document offers a wide range of water supply technology options to address the needs of communities located at different geo-physical context. Considering the urban context, the following water supply options are presented : 1) urban water points (UWP); 2) urban stand posts (USP); and 3) different types of tube wells (shallow, deep- set, deep). It contains al the necessary details from needs identification, to application form, to contract agreements, up to implementation details : technical details, operation and maintenance, design details, cost estimates, cost recovery details etc. The guidelines intend to ensure involvement of community, local government institutions, utility departments and other concerned stakeholders through the promotion of transparent, accountable, gender sensitive and pro-poor implementation of water supply facilities. They will guide partner organizations to implement their constructions with a certain level of flexibility, allowing addressing the local context in consultation with and approval from WaterAid Bangladesh.

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