Infosheet 3 - Funding recurrent costs for improved rural water services

Updated - Wednesday 05 December 2012

Rural water services in WASHCost research countries are chronically underfunded, with insufficient resources to provide and sustain a basic level of service that meets national norms and standards. In communities researched by WASHCost, most people did not receive this basic minimum, although they were covered by an improved water source according to national and Joint Monitoring Programme data. Read this document to learn about the real costs of providing sustainable rural water services.