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Table 2

Key water and sanitation functions covered by the analysis

Function #Function description
Monitoring of water and sanitation service levels, current and future demand 
Planning to meet future supply and sanitation requirements including setting of service levels, targets and estimating financial needs 
Social and environmental impact assessment and safeguarding 
Design, commissioning of water and sanitation infrastructure 
Financing of water and sanitation infrastructure 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of commercial utilities and private water and sanitation service providers (including water supply systems and sewerage networks) 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of borehole drillers 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of drainage and sewage network operators 
Setting fees and charges 
10 Collecting and reviewing fees and charges 
11 Operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation assets and infrastructure 
12 Complaints, incident management and problem solving 
13 Monitoring and regulatory oversight to ensure safe management of water (drinking water standards, safety plans, source protection, building/siting standards among others) 
14 Monitoring and regulatory oversight to ensure safely managed sanitation (the whole sanitation value chain, including onsite solutions for the management of wastewater, e.g., faecal sludge management, ranging from safe containment, emptying, transport, treatment, and disposal/reuse in line with the requirements of SDG 6.3.1.) 
15 Water access, sanitary provision and hygiene standards in public places, schools, and hospitals – setting, monitoring, and enforcing standards 
16 Regulation and enforcement of sanitation provision; emergency sewerage discharges; and sewage treatment and ‘trade’ discharges into wastewater treatment facilities 
17 Compliance with sanitation provision; emergency sewerage discharges; and sewage treatment and ‘trade’ discharges into wastewater treatment facilities 
18 Demand management and leakage control 
19 Solid wastes management and regulation (including at the household level) 
20 Abstraction in line with sustainable yield 
21 Discharge of adequately treated municipal wastewater 
Function #Function description
Monitoring of water and sanitation service levels, current and future demand 
Planning to meet future supply and sanitation requirements including setting of service levels, targets and estimating financial needs 
Social and environmental impact assessment and safeguarding 
Design, commissioning of water and sanitation infrastructure 
Financing of water and sanitation infrastructure 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of commercial utilities and private water and sanitation service providers (including water supply systems and sewerage networks) 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of borehole drillers 
Licencing, registration, and record keeping of drainage and sewage network operators 
Setting fees and charges 
10 Collecting and reviewing fees and charges 
11 Operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation assets and infrastructure 
12 Complaints, incident management and problem solving 
13 Monitoring and regulatory oversight to ensure safe management of water (drinking water standards, safety plans, source protection, building/siting standards among others) 
14 Monitoring and regulatory oversight to ensure safely managed sanitation (the whole sanitation value chain, including onsite solutions for the management of wastewater, e.g., faecal sludge management, ranging from safe containment, emptying, transport, treatment, and disposal/reuse in line with the requirements of SDG 6.3.1.) 
15 Water access, sanitary provision and hygiene standards in public places, schools, and hospitals – setting, monitoring, and enforcing standards 
16 Regulation and enforcement of sanitation provision; emergency sewerage discharges; and sewage treatment and ‘trade’ discharges into wastewater treatment facilities 
17 Compliance with sanitation provision; emergency sewerage discharges; and sewage treatment and ‘trade’ discharges into wastewater treatment facilities 
18 Demand management and leakage control 
19 Solid wastes management and regulation (including at the household level) 
20 Abstraction in line with sustainable yield 
21 Discharge of adequately treated municipal wastewater 
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