The cost of new water connections for poor urban dwellers in middle and low-income economies, that is the official fees, costs of pipework and additional costs, is reported from a global survey of water utilities and a four country, two city questionnaire of newly connected households. The objective is to investigate whether directly ‘charging to enter the water shop’ is the most effective means of recovering costs for the water utility whilst ensuring maximum access to the urban poor who benefit most from convenient access to clean, affordable water.
Research Article|December 01 2005
Charging to enter the water shop? The costs of urban water connections for the poor
Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (2005) 5 (6): 209-216.
R.W.A. Franceys; Charging to enter the water shop? The costs of urban water connections for the poor. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 1 December 2005; 5 (6): 209–216. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2005.0066
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