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Infrastructure investments and operating costs for fecal sludge and sewage treatment systems in Kampala, Uganda

Mcconville, Jennifer and Kvarnström, Elisabeth and Maiteki, James M. and Niwagaba, Charles B. (2019). Infrastructure investments and operating costs for fecal sludge and sewage treatment systems in Kampala, Uganda. Urban Water Journal. 16 , 584-593
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Abstract

Like many low-income countries, Uganda is struggling to provide sanitation to its inhabitants. Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal related to sanitation (SDG6) will require major investments in sanitation. This study uses the concept of service regimes to analyze existing sanitation infrastructure and services and their respective costs. The service regimes investigated are the sewage regime and the fecal sludge (FS) regime. The results show that approximately 56% of the fecal flow in Kampala is estimated as ‘safely managed’. The results also show that the annual per capita costs for the sewage regime (USD 186) are more than 13-fold those for the FS regime (USD 14). Additionally, there are large differences in subsidies between the regimes. When allocating public funds, decision-makers are advised to consider (i) number of customers within regimes, (ii) total capital and operating costs of services, (iii) cost allocation between stakeholders, and (iv) infrastructure performance.

Authors/Creators:Mcconville, Jennifer and Kvarnström, Elisabeth and Maiteki, James M. and Niwagaba, Charles B.
Title:Infrastructure investments and operating costs for fecal sludge and sewage treatment systems in Kampala, Uganda
Year of publishing :2019
Volume:16
Page range:584-593
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1573-062X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 201 Civil Engineering > Water Engineering
Keywords:annualized costs, fecal sludge management (FSM), life-cycle costs, service chain, sewage, treatment
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103625
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103625
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DOI10.1080/1573062X.2019.1700290
ID Code:16584
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Feb 2020 09:17
Metadata Last Modified:20 Feb 2020 09:17

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