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Linking technology choice with operation and maintenance in the context of community water supply and sanitation
A reference document for planners and project staff
This document aims to help decision-makers identify the most appropriate water supply and sanitation technology for their situation, taking into account the conditions in the project area. The document focuses on developing countries, and provides essential information on the types of water-supply and sanitation technologies available, including descriptions of the operation and maintenance requirements of the technologies, the actors involved and the skills they must have or must acquire. It also addresses potential problems, including those that have been identified in prior water-supply and sanitation projects.