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Determinants of service sustainability: small piped water schemes in rural Rwanda

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Mark Wolfsbauer, Chris Brewer
A study into the sustainability of rural, small piped water systems in Rwanda found that: a) the energy source for conveying water through the system was an important cost driver and directly affected the price of the water tariff; b) consumer demand for water may be price elastic and higher prices may increase use of cheaper, non-safe alternatives; and c) local government support may be necessary to cover large maintenance and repair costs and assist with planning. The study further considered the efficacy of different service provider models; however, results were not conclusive on which service provider model is most likely to sustain a service over time.
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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WOLFSBAUER, M. and BREWER, C., 2015. Determinants of service sustainability: small piped water schemes in rural Rwanda. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 6pp.

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2015

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