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FundiFix: exploring a new model for maintenance of rural water supplies

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Susanna Goodall, Adamson Katilu
A critical building block of sustainable rural water services is financial sustainability, with flows of finance from users, governments and development partners. A model for maintenance service provision (the FundiFix model) is described, based on prepaid user contributions, performance-based contracts and remote monitoring, providing a professional and rapid maintenance service for community water supplies. Results from the initial six months show 30% sign-up and 89% collection efficiency of monthly tariffs, suggesting that rural communities can and will pay for a quality service. Institutional coordination and scaling up the business model in terms of service area and type of infrastructure are future steps.
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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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GOODALL, S. and KATILU, A., 2016. FundiFix: exploring a new model for maintenance of rural water supplies. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2414, 4pp.

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2016

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