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Table 1.

Tariffs of standpipe water and profits from water sales.

Tariff of water (per litre) bought by the respondents
Estimated revenue for water sold per standpipe per month
Estimated profit per month per standpipe*
Number of respondents
KshUSDKshUSDProfitPercentage of profitTotalPercentages
It varies It varies It varies It varies It varies It varies 16 6.20% 
0.1 0.001 47,250 472.50 33,075 70% 20 7.80% 
0.1 to 0.12 0.001 to 0.0015 47,250 to 70,875 472.50 to 708.75 33,075 to 56,700 70 to 80% 0.80% 
0.1 to 0.25 0.001 to 0.0025 47,250 to 118,125 472.50 to 1,181.25 33,075 to 103,950 70 to 88% 0.80% 
0.15 0.0015 70,875 708.75 56,700 80% 134 51.90% 
0.15 to 0.25 0.0015 to 0.0025 70,875 to 118,125 708.75 to 1,181.25 56,700 to 103,950 80 to 88% 62 24% 
0.25 0.0025 118,125 1,181.25 103,950 88% 10 3.90% 
0.15 to 0.5 0.0015 to 0.005 70,875 to 157,500 708.75 to 1,575 56,700 to 143,325 80 to 94% 12 4.70% 
Total      258 100% 
Tariff of water (per litre) bought by the respondents
Estimated revenue for water sold per standpipe per month
Estimated profit per month per standpipe*
Number of respondents
KshUSDKshUSDProfitPercentage of profitTotalPercentages
It varies It varies It varies It varies It varies It varies 16 6.20% 
0.1 0.001 47,250 472.50 33,075 70% 20 7.80% 
0.1 to 0.12 0.001 to 0.0015 47,250 to 70,875 472.50 to 708.75 33,075 to 56,700 70 to 80% 0.80% 
0.1 to 0.25 0.001 to 0.0025 47,250 to 118,125 472.50 to 1,181.25 33,075 to 103,950 70 to 88% 0.80% 
0.15 0.0015 70,875 708.75 56,700 80% 134 51.90% 
0.15 to 0.25 0.0015 to 0.0025 70,875 to 118,125 708.75 to 1,181.25 56,700 to 103,950 80 to 88% 62 24% 
0.25 0.0025 118,125 1,181.25 103,950 88% 10 3.90% 
0.15 to 0.5 0.0015 to 0.005 70,875 to 157,500 708.75 to 1,575 56,700 to 143,325 80 to 94% 12 4.70% 
Total      258 100% 

*To calculate monthly revenue and profits for each standpipe, 315 slum residents have been taken to be served by each standpipe (average people served in Mathare per standpipe) and each person is considered to consume 50 litres of water daily, which is the basic minimum as prescribed by WHO.

Source: Questionnaire surveys in Mathare slums, 2016–2017.

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