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Title: Costs of urban utility water connections: excessive burden to the poor
Authors: Kayaga, Sam
Franceys, Richard
Keywords: Costs
Urban poor
Water utility connection
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: KAYAGA, S. and FRANCEYS, R., 2007. Costs of urban utility water connections: excessive burden to the poor. Utilities Policy, 15 (4), pp. 270 - 277
Abstract: A global research programme was undertaken to investigate the actual costs and charges of obtaining a water connection in urban areas. Drawing from the Uganda case study, this paper will contribute to the understanding of the enormity of the barriers of the connection process and costs levelled against the urbanpoor, and the importance of programmes and pricing structures for enabling access to the water supply systems. The researchers found a mean cost of new water connection of US$500 (median of $197). This is unaffordable for $2 per-day-households, which are therefore unable to access the benefits from piped water services.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Utilities Policy [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2007.06.002
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2007.06.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9951
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2007.06.002
ISSN: 0957-1787
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