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The project goal is to contribute to improved functionality and sustainability of rural water supplies.

An improved water source should provide water in sufficient quantity and drinking water quality throughout the year. While this is the ideal situation, the reality in many rural areas is different. Many water sources are either non-functional or working below their level of efficiency. According to the Water and Environment Sector Performance Report 2019 rural water functionality has stagnated at 85%. Poor functionality is attributed to a number of factors including; weak capacity of communities to manage their water sources, insufficient institutional support mechanism, lack of readily available funds, quality repair services and spare parts. The common “use until it breaks down” attitude isn’t easy to replace but preventive maintenance ensures reliable water supply and saves money!

SNV Uganda is implementation a three year project - Improving Water Supply Sustainability (IWAS) Phase II in Northern Uganda, with funding from Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Phase II started in January 2019 after the successful completion of Phase I (December 2014-December 2017) and covers four districts within the Lango sub-region (Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo and Kole). IWAS II aims to contribute to improved functionality of 850 rural water sources thereby giving 212,500 rural people uninterrupted access to sustainable safe water supply.

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