The National Framework for Operation and Maintenance of Rural Water Infrastructure in Uganda (hereafter called ‘the Framework’) was developed by the Ministry of Water and Environment in 2019 with financial support from the Royal Danish Embassy and UNICEF. The objective was to develop options and standards for institutionally and financially sustainable operation and maintenance (O&M) systems for rural water supply infrastructure that are currently not adequately covered by existing management models.
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Documents
The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department (RWSSD) under the Directorate of Water Development in the Ministry of Water and Environment is responsible for the provision of safe water and sanitation services in rural areas across the country. The department coordinates the utilization of the District Water and Sanitation Conditional Grant (DWSCG) to District Local Governments (DLGs), providing support to the planning and development of water supply and sanitation projects (large gravity flow schemes, large motorized piped water schemes and solar powered mini-piped water systems) and the promotion of appropriate technologies and sanitation practices in rural areas.
The provision of rural water supply and sanitation covers communities or villages (at the level of Local Council 1 (LC1) with scattered population in settlements up to 1,500 people, and Rural Growth Centres (RGCs) with populations between 1,500 and 5,000.
A list of Drilled Water Sources across Uganda.
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation NewsLetter
Water Policy Committee Recommendations.
RWSSD Quarterly Dispatch August 2018 Volume 2 Issue.
Large Gravity Flow Schemes
Large Gravity Flow Schemes are water schemes that traverse local government boundaries.
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Mandate
Bukedea District is water stressed and lies within the flood zone and hence faces a major challenge of increasing access to clean and safe water to its rapidly growing population amidst diminishing water resources both in quantity and quality. Ground water resources
have proved inadequate to meet the district’s potable water demand.
Environmental and social assessments are necessary with a view to evaluating the current ground environmental and social status, opinion of the local communities; establish the potential social and economic benefits or negative impacts of the project. Appropriate remedial actions will also need to be identified and integrated in the project design and implementation.