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Village level operation and maintenance of handpumps : experiences from Karonga, Malawi

This paper documents the experiences from the Karonga Lakeshore Groundwater Project, a small rural water supply project in northern Malawi, and emphasizes that village level operation and maintenance (VLOM) is not a technical but a community
concept. The Karonga case attempted to demonstrate how making VLOM a key component of the project could help to solve some of the water problems encountered. The paper focuses on what was learned in order to give a practical guide for VLOM, applicable far beyond the geographical area defined by the project.

TitleVillage level operation and maintenance of handpumps : experiences from Karonga, Malawi
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsNoppen, D
Secondary TitleProject and programme papers / IRC
Volumeno. 3-E
Paginationviii, 69 p. : 6 boxes, 21 fig.
Date Published1996-01-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordsafridev pumps, bucket pumps, cab97/2, case studies, community management, design criteria, hand pumps, institutional framework, karonga lakeshore integrated rural groundwater supply project (malawi), maintenance, malawi, operation, rural areas, sustainability, vlom pumps, water committees
Abstract

This paper documents the experiences from the Karonga Lakeshore Groundwater Project, a small rural water supply project in northern Malawi, and emphasizes that village level operation and maintenance (VLOM) is not a technical but a community
concept. The Karonga case attempted to demonstrate how making VLOM a key component of the project could help to solve some of the water problems encountered. The paper focuses on what was learned in order to give a practical guide for VLOM, applicable far beyond the geographical area defined by the project.

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