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Adopting and testing the sub county water and sanitation board model to cover point water services, Uganda


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Presented at the Triple-S Annual Review and Planning Meeting (ARAP), Fort Portal Uganda, 6th-11th May 2013

Presented at the Triple-S Annual Review and Planning Meeting (ARAP), Fort Portal Uganda, 6th-11th May 2013

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  • 1. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …1Adopting andtesting theSub countyWater andSanitationBoard modelto cover pointw ater sourcesOmuhiigo in Nyamiseke – Sipatara Shallow well
  • 2. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …2Sub county Water andSanitation Board model• A support mechanism at the sub county level responsible forwater services to all in an entire sub county• Follows the concept of Water Supply and Sanitation Boards(WSSBs) in urban authorities and rural growth centres, BUTemphasizes the management of all water sources – pipedschemes, bore wells, springs• Board composition; between 5 – 9 members including;Community Development Officer, Sub county chief as secretary,Representatives of scheme attendants, farmers, HPMs, wateruser committees, parishes
  • 3. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …3Why the Boards? To professionalise management of water and sanitation services in a subcounty‒ Contract service providers for preventive maintenance, repairs etc‒ Execute/monitor contracts of service providers including their performance‒ Educate and mobilise users‒ Raise funds for O&M for all water sources‒ Monitor functionality of water sources‒ Determine the water fees and collection methods‒ Provide an organised link between the sub county and the district wateroffice‒ Improve accountability of water user fees‒ Improve capacity of water user committees‒ Provide a platform to address/raise WASH concerns and challenges in a subcounty including issues with spare parts
  • 4. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …4What is happening? Rolled out in 6 of 14 sub counties; Kichwamba, Buheesi, Mugusu,Kasenda, Bukuuku, Busoro Documenting the roll out process and assembling evidence topresent to the Ministry Supporting DWO Kabarole to assess the Boards - needs and plansfor interventions Working with the Ministry’s Rural Water Department to includethe Boards in the framework for HPMAs (as structures for HPMAs) Developing a plan for sub county dialogues, how to deal with thewater user committees, how to link and work with umbrellaorganisations and the water and sanitation boards already existing Finalising the study on Life Cycle Costs for cost analysis inKabarole
  • 5. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …5Key messagesThe Sub county Water and Sanitation Boards will Strengthen the sub county local governments’capacity to manage rural water and sanitationfacilities Help address functionality and O&M challengesand concerns in a whole sub county Leverage economies of scale and improveaccountability of water user fees and otherfunds
  • 6. WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …6Ministry of Waterand EnvironmentHPMAWUCsNGOsRoles of the Water Board Administrative management Financial managementPassing of by-lawsWater TechnicianHPMsDistrict Water OfficeUmbrellaOrganisationsS/C AuthorityS/C WSSBCBOsCaretakersCommunity LevelSub-county LevelRoles of the Water Technician Monitors O&MSupervision of repairs Keeps records of functionalityDistrict LevelRoles of the Association Carry out assessment Monitor functionality Carry out major repairs Regulator of HPMsTechnicalSupport UnitsRegional LevelRelationships between HPMA & partners (CG,DLG, SWSB)