THE DISTRICT RURAL WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION CONDITIONAL GRANT BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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 ASP Manual is a stop document which will guide both the establishment and functioning of the ASP, and also be used as an important resource for all stakeholders involved in rural water supply services.
The Objectives of the ASP manual are:
i) To provide procedures and processes of identification and contracting the ASP;
ii) To facilitate the establishment and orientation of the ASP;
iii) To provide tools for monitoring the functions and operations of the ASP;
iv) To provide a basis for regulating the work of the ASP;
The “National Framework for Operation and Maintenance of Rural Water Infrastructure in Uganda” provides the overall guidance in the management of rural water supply systems outside the jurisdiction of the public water utilities managed under or by National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and Umbrella Authorities (UA).
The Ministry of Water and Environment has developed these guidelines to provide information about the sector conditional grants and guide local governments in the preparation of local government budget estimates for the Water and Environment sector.
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.
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.