One innovation in Asutifi North has been the introduction of kiosks at water points where vendors sell a range of sanitation products. The kiosks not only provide shelter from the sun and rain but improve the livelihoods of water vendors and help to make water systems more sustainable.
When Wassa East District Assembly audited 202 water points in 2015 as part of the SMARter WASH project they found that 50% were not functional. They developed a four-year Sustainable WASH Plan to ensure sustainable access to safe water for all communities in the district.
Providing water and sanitation services to people who live in rural areas or informal settlements or simply aren’t connected to pipes is a complex business. Needlessly so. Social distancing? Queuing for water in Sahel Region of Burkina Faso. Photo: IRC Burkina Faso