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Models of management systems for the operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation facilities.

Citation

Roark, P., Hodgkin, J., & Wyatt, A. (1993). Models of management systems for the operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation facilities. (Water and Sanitation for Health Project. WASH Technical Report No. 71. Prepared for the Bureau for Research and Development, Office of Health, U.S. Agency for International Development). Washington, DC: U.S. Agency for International Development.

Abstract

The actual number of people served by water supply and sanitation (WSS) facilities is often less than supposed because many facilities are either inoperative or operating at less than design capacity. In such cases, it is usually that management systems have failed to provide the necessary guidance and structure for effective operation and maintenance (OW). This report considers the many issues and actors that influence the development of O&M management systems for rural WSS facilities in developing countries. It describes models in eight representative countries and offers ,guidance to planners and designers in selecting the most appropriate one.