Together Egypt is convinced that this problem can be solved with reasonable effort and capital, because affordability and proven sanitation technologies exist. A solution using economical local materials was easily implemented by a local workforce and its

Narrative

The project has impacted 5000 citizens from neighbouring villages to the village where the project was+AD4 implemented. They have applied to connect to the system and a study is performed to connect those villages to the system.

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    Rajesh Shah ( Peer Water Exchange ) Over 1 Year after completion 25 Apr, 2012

    Aerobic treatment plant running well after 3 years

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Together's staff took me from Minia to Yakob on the Cairo Agri highway.

    We first visited the nice office building built for the duration of the project - took 3 years of construction and training and handing over to the local CBO.

    The plant and the pumping station were operating in great condition. They have 4 motors (2 submersible ones to pump the sewage to the plant and 2 compressors for aeration). There must be 2 more in the 2nd village served by the same plant. The redundancy is helpful, since its only recently that the funds in the operating account have surpassed the amount needed to replace any motor.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Feb, 2008 Preparation Phase

Together Egypt is convinced that this problem can be solved with reasonable effort and capital, because affordability and proven sanitation technologies exist. A solution using economical local materials was easily implemented by a local workforce and its

Narrative

The project has impacted 5000 citizens from neighbouring villages to the village where the project was+AD4 implemented. They have applied to connect to the system and a study is performed to connect those villages to the system.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

All the contributed families pay a monthly fees about (700 USD per month which cover the maintenance and operation cost) Towards the end of the planning stage, a monthly operating fee which is to be paid by each participating household is agreed on with the community members. This fee must be sufficient to cover the running costs outlined above. Consequently a system of fee collection must be established. Responsibility and accountability for the fee collection lies with the operating manager who is supported by the accounting/administration staff. The operating manager will provide regular reports to the local overseeing committee about the development of revenues, including the timeliness of payments, the addition of new households, and the sufficiency of revenues to cover costs. Together association will be responsible for sustainability and the monthly fees that will be collected from each family, and will be responsible for supervision, payment of monthly maintenance fees. Together Egypt’s experiences show that in a village of approximately 10.000 people, a fee of $1 per household and month is sufficient to cover running costs

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

to be completed

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

This project generates high social impact in Egypt and at all possible application sites.
1- It will improve the well-being of villagers through better collection and treatment of wastewater, it helps sustain local business and workers opposed to buying pre-installed, complicated foreign technology, and it spurs local economic growth through helping small enterprises. Social value
2- Whereas conventional is created with this project through several means: project has been envisaged, the new water treatment technology promises substantial savings in investment which then can be used for other projects Similarly, the cost for operation and maintenance is much lower with the new Conventional treatment technology, leading to lower fees for the users. Technologies usually are delivered from a foreign supplier, local value is low the new technology is mainly made out of local supplies and thus generates value. The local value for local suppliers and workers helps increase their incomes.
4- This leads to improved lives of Lower energy usage: lower energy children, increasing future incomes of them
5- The costs with tradition installations, again leading to lower user fees, better cleaned waste water helps lowering cost for water plants to produce drinking water.

Impact

People Impacted: 5000

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 10000

1000 Families working in agriculture activities and the poverty percentage is about 70%

People Getting Sanitation: 10000

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $500

Creating and measuring long-term impact

All the contributed families pay a monthly fees about (700 USD per month which cover the maintenance and operation cost) Towards the end of the planning stage, a monthly operating fee which is to be paid by each participating household is agreed on with the community members. This fee must be sufficient to cover the running costs outlined above. Consequently a system of fee collection must be established. Responsibility and accountability for the fee collection lies with the operating manager who is supported by the accounting/administration staff. The operating manager will provide regular reports to the local overseeing committee about the development of revenues, including the timeliness of payments, the addition of new households, and the sufficiency of revenues to cover costs. Together association will be responsible for sustainability and the monthly fees that will be collected from each family, and will be responsible for supervision, payment of monthly maintenance fees. Together Egypt’s experiences show that in a village of approximately 10.000 people, a fee of $1 per household and month is sufficient to cover running costs

Funding

Funded:
$249,949
Community:
$76,271
Final Cost:
$326,216
$249,949:
Anonymous

Plan/Proposal