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Sub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards to strengthen O&M for rural water supply facilities

Water Source Committees are not able to collect sufficient funds at the community level to cover operations and maintenance (O&M) of water facilities. Weak administrative capacity, distrust on the part of water users, and unwillingness of users to pay for water are contributing factors.

Triple-S/IRC in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and district local governments of Lira and Kabarole piloted the concept of expanding the mandate of Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (WSSBs) of Rural Growth Centres to include O&M of point water sources. The Boards provide management support to the WSCs and enable pooling of funds at sub-county level to ensure O&M costs can be covered. This policy brief highlights results and lessons emerging from the pilot.

TitleSub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards to strengthen O&M for rural water supply facilities
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsOtim, R., Watsisi, M.
Date Published10/2014
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedKampala, Uganda
Abstract

Water Source Committees are not able to collect sufficient funds at the community level to cover operations and maintenance (O&M) of water facilities. Weak administrative capacity, distrust on the part of water users, and unwillingness of users to pay for water are contributing factors.

Triple-S/IRC in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and district local governments of Lira and Kabarole piloted the concept of expanding the mandate of Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (WSSBs) of Rural Growth Centres to include O&M of point water sources. The Boards provide management support to the WSCs and enable pooling of funds at sub-county level to ensure O&M costs can be covered. This policy brief highlights results and lessons emerging from the pilot.

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