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Table 3

Simplified cost reporting template

Type of sanitation systemElement of the sanitation chainCost (currency and year)Lifetime (years)Population served by the systemAverage density (pop/km2)Material cost (currency and year)Energy cost (currency and year)Level of service achievedOther factors
Septic tank-based FSM system Toilet to septic tank (specify quantities) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Toilet (e.g. 20 years)
Septic tank (e.g. 30 years) 
50,000 persons 2,000 pop/km2 Toilet unit cost
Septic tank unit cost 
Cost of electricity
Cost of fuel Etc. 
Limited / basic / improved / highly improved Topography, water table height, etc. 
Desludging and transport by truck Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Truck = 40 years Truck unit cost 
Treatment (e.g. drying beds) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Drying beds = 25 years Drying bed 
Reuse/disposal (specify) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. =Etc. Pipe = 30 years Truck or pipe 
Total Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc.    
Type of sanitation systemElement of the sanitation chainCost (currency and year)Lifetime (years)Population served by the systemAverage density (pop/km2)Material cost (currency and year)Energy cost (currency and year)Level of service achievedOther factors
Septic tank-based FSM system Toilet to septic tank (specify quantities) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Toilet (e.g. 20 years)
Septic tank (e.g. 30 years) 
50,000 persons 2,000 pop/km2 Toilet unit cost
Septic tank unit cost 
Cost of electricity
Cost of fuel Etc. 
Limited / basic / improved / highly improved Topography, water table height, etc. 
Desludging and transport by truck Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Truck = 40 years Truck unit cost 
Treatment (e.g. drying beds) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc. Drying beds = 25 years Drying bed 
Reuse/disposal (specify) Capital = O&M = Capital maint. =Etc. Pipe = 30 years Truck or pipe 
Total Capital = O&M = Capital maint. = Etc.    

Note: values included in the table are only indicative.

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