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Engineering Design Guidelines for Rural Water Supply Systems

USAID Lowland Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity
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Technical Guidance

The purpose of Lowland WASH is to accelerate the expansion of improved, sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation access and to catalyze enhanced hygiene behaviors, while also expanding sustainable water use for agriculture in Somali, Afar and SNNP (lowland areas) regions of Ethiopia with populations vulnerable to drought and climate change.

This resource complements the Lowland WASH Construction Quality Control Plan by providing key concepts, guiding principles and specific steps for engineering design for the construction or rehabilitation of rural water supply systems. These engineering design guidelines have been compiled from field experience and have also been discussed with the regional governments in Afar, SNNP and Somali.