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Managing improved water sources at scale

Maintenance of handpumps in Burkina Faso is a matter of scale, says IRC’s Christelle Pezon. 

IRC, Eau-Vive, and Burkina Faso’s General Directorate of Water Resources are working together to improve access to water services in Burkina Faso, as part of the West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative (WA-WASH) programme of USAID. Private operator Faso Hydro estimates that it is possible to improve the service provided by hand-pumps at the current tariffs, but the scale at which hand pumps are managed must increase.

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