Water supply in small towns : Of associations & advisors in Mali. Small towns. are either rural settlements that can informally manage their water supply, or small urban centers with systems that require a more formal mode of management ;
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Water supply in small towns :Of associations & advisors in Mali
Estimated consumption (litres / day / capita)
The CCEAP was created as part of a pilot project ; and there are ongoing efforts to privatise it.
Operation & maintenance
has cut down-time from several days to several hours & reduced the cost of repairs
a large number of breakdowns are solved over the radio
spare parts can be ordered and “courriered” by bush taxi to the WUA
avoids false billing and theft of savings
Year end results (euros)
Year end results per town (euros)
an additional charge of 20 fcfa/ m³ of water produced has reduced the per unit cost of production (on average for 9 small towns, over 5 years)
the cost of producing water has gone from from 0,65 to 0,30 euros
despite a 50 % devaluation in 1994
inflation estimated @ 5%
i.e. in real terms, by a factor of 4
Per unit cost of production(average for 6 towns)
Savingsrelated to good management
But unpaid water bills remain a problem!
Outstanding charge to be paidby type of user (in 1000 FCFA)