Study on Landscaping of Drinking Water Supply Service and Service Delivery Infrastructure in 6 Towns- Water Aid India
Water Aid in India works to improve access to clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene for everyone and everywhere. It also focuses on WASH policy and advocacy both at national and state levels.
Presently, building on the learning’s from the pilot, WAI plans to undertake a landscaping study of drinking water supply service and service delivery infrastructure in 6 small, medium and census towns spread across various regions in India. This study is expected to inform water utilities, municipal bodies, and governments of these towns of the current gaps in service delivery, both in terms of quantity and quality of water being supplied to households. The specific objectives of the study are:
• Assessing drinking water supply situation and service delivery in selected towns including quantity and quality of water being supplied to the residents.
• Understand sanitation systems at individual, HH as well as community levels, from a drinking water safety point of view.
• Understand current mandates as well as policy, regulatory, and legal framework, specific functions, finances, and functionaries allocated to local bodies to fulfill these mandates
• Consolidate learning’s around critical service gaps, reasons for the same and their solutions, especially in the context of poor and the other marginalized populations, in the selected town settings.