UDUMA offers a comprehensive equipment service as part of a public-private partnership (PPP): management of manual pumps and delegated management of drinking water supply networks.
By opting for delegated management of manual pumps and delegated management of drinking water supply networks, you entrust the operation of drinking water supply services in remote areas to UDUMA. This is a practical delegation of public services designed to benefit users. Both services guarantee user satisfaction and ensure facilities are in good working order.
- Management of manual pumps
- For an efficient, continuous water supply service
- As part of a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with local, regional or national public authorities, in the form of leasing or concession contracts, with or without support from private funding
- Operation of standard or mini drinking water supply networks
- Under a leasing contract, without support from private funding
A water point (the most common form of drinking water supply for people living in rural or remote areas) consists of a borehole, a superstructure (civil engineering) and a manual pump.
The fundamental advantages of delegated management of manual pumps and drinking water supply networks
In addition to high-quality services over time, the impact on local life and user comfort is clear and there are many other advantages
- Guaranteed, continuous operation of facilities (maintenance and breakdown repair) thanks to the expertise and professionalism of the service provider
- Monitoring of customer satisfaction through transparent, responsive management of performance indicators to evaluate the service provider
- Savings based on managing operating costs
- A boost to local businesses and creation of jobs through the PPP
Did you know?
- The average cost of drilling and civil engineering required for a borehole is around US$12,000 and its lifespan is almost unlimited with minimal upkeep required
- The average cost of a manual pump is around US$ 2,000 over 10 years, including maintenance
- Almost 50% of water points are no longer operational because the pump is not working. The significant investment required is therefore wasted, because of a broken pump that represents just 15% (à rectifier en VF) of the funds invested.
As a result
- The 500,000 broken-down pumps in Africa represent 500,000 water points that serve no purpose, in other words US$7 billion of investment that are lying idle. Some 200 million people therefore lack access to water.