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Adopting “Condo” law could help to ensure sustainable management of water utility infrastructure

Condominiums in the United States must maintain financial reserves to repair and replace their infrastructure. By adopting similar laws, water and sanitation utilities — especially those in low-income and low-middle-income countries which cannot handle the financial shock of unplanned major infrastructure repairs or replacements – could help to ensure sustainability of their services.

https://medium.com/@john.sitton/adopting-condo-law-could-help-to-ensure-sustainable-management-of-water-utility-infrastructure-ca8acc7d8577

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How using and old tariff design could help improve water service in developing countries

Old tariff designs – before the introduction of meters – used the number of physical water fixtures in a household to charge domestic customers for water services. The same technique could be used today to classify poor customers, who have fewer water fixtures, from wealthier customers, thus enabling water utilities to establish separate poor-customer-tariffs and thus charge wealthier customers the full cost of providing them with service.

https://medium.com/@john.sitton/how-using-an-old-water-tariff-design-could-help-improve-water-service-in-developing-countries-e50293979ae8