RICHARDSON, K. and HARRIS, R.B., 1985. Urban water supply systems - The repair option. IN: Ince, M. (ed). Water and sanitation in Africa: Proceedings of the 11th WEDC International Conference, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 15-19 April 1985, pp.52-55.
Faced with a neglected, malfunctioning, inefficient or broken down water supply system there is a temptation to overlook the option in favour of replacement. Considerable savings can be achieved through well conceived repairs or improvements. Additionally the efficiency and treatment capacity of existing works can be often significantly improved by introducing new management or operational techniques.