Sustainable Rural Water Service and Sanitation (Jan 2022-Dec 2024)


  • 66 rural Kebeles located at 5 Woredas
    • Ofa, Kawo Koysha, Kindo Didaye, Boloso Sore and Boloso Bombe
  • 17,460 persons (2910 HH) first time access to water service (66 Wpts)
  • 181,061 persons (30177 HH) benefit from sustainable Operation & Maintenance
  • Budget allocated: 28,124,292.00 ETB

Key strategy: From “Water Facility” to “Water Service”

  • Investment on new water schemes (facility) is subject to WUAF/WWO performance in terms of O & M management (15 point indicator dashboard)
    • Semi professionalization of WUAF as service provider (utility model)
    • Business plan based tariff setting + Strict collection + Stronger financial management
    • Delegation and performance contract b/n WUA & WUAF
    • WA recruitment, job description + activity calendar + Diagnosis followed by interventions
  • Institutional support to WWO/ZWMED
    • MOU with result based incentive in support to WUAF
    • Logistic support to WWO/ZWMED
    • Tools and system support (Joint planning and reporting tools, M & E tools …
    • Capacity building trainings and Coaching

WWO:  Woreda Water Office

ZWMED: Zone Water Mines and Energy Department

WUA: Water Users Association

WUAF: Water Users Association Federation

WA: Water (Service) Agent