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Self supply: the case for leveraging greater household investment in water supply

Public investments in rural water supply extend first to the most accessible communities. Self supply – the development or improvement of water supplies by households largely or wholly at their own cost – is an approach that can help increase coverage in areas where it is not feasible or cost-effective to develop communal supplies. It can also supplement existing services – improving water quality, quantity, reliability, or access.

TitleSelf supply: the case for leveraging greater household investment in water supply
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSmits, S, Sutton, S.
Pagination8 p.; 1 tab.; 1 fig.; 4 boxes
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Public investments in rural water supply extend first to the most accessible communities. Self supply – the development or improvement of water supplies by households largely or wholly at their own cost – is an approach that can help increase coverage in areas where it is not feasible or cost-effective to develop communal supplies. It can also supplement existing services – improving water quality, quantity, reliability, or access.

Reprint Edition03/2015
Citation Key21464