14.3.2 Rural water supply - rehabilitation

Rehabilitation means restoring a non-functional water scheme to an efficient working condition by repair or construction methods. The reasons for the non-functionality of water schemes include poor selection of site, poor design and construction, and poor operation systems. Figure 14.2 shows an example of a water scheme in need of rehabilitation. The OWNP plans to rehabilitate 20,010 non-functional water supply schemes in order to achieve the target of reducing non-functionality to 10% of the total number of schemes.

  • If a rural water scheme managed under the CMP approach becomes non-functional, who is responsible for repairing it?

  • As a community-managed project, the WASHCO would be responsible for maintaining and repairing the scheme in collaboration with the Woreda WASH Team.

Figure 14.2  A non-functional hand-dug well. Only 2000 birr was needed to repair the pump.

14.3.1 Rural water supply – new construction

14.3.3 Rural water supply – financial requirement