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Policy Name: Guidelines for a Technical Report needed by DWAF for approving of Sanitation Schemes for MIG Funding

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This document has been opened: 4 653 times to date.
Date Of Release: 01 Dec 2005
Date Of Expected Review: 01 Dec 2007
Date Last Updated: 07 Jun 2007
Policy Type: Strategies and Guidelines
Policy Level: National
Department: Department of Water Affairs: Water Services Policy and Strategy
Contact Name: Mbentse Bekubuhle / Ndlovu Siboniso
Phone Number: 012 336 7451 / 336 7391
Fax Number: 012 336 6560
Email: /
Directorate: National Sanitation Programme
Contact Name: Mirriam Ngoatje
Phone Number: (012) 336 6587
Fax Number: (012) 336 4344
Topics covered:
WS Tools and Guidelines
Policy Precis:

This document provides guidelines on how to prepare a technical report in support of an application for funding for sanitation scheme from the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).

This 5 page document summarizes the headings required in the report. These headings are:
• Introduction
• Existing sanitation systems
• Population
• The disposal of other wastes
• Water supply
• Pollution risks
• Planned new sanitation project
• Operation and maintenance
• Cost estimate
• Acceptance by local authority

Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1. Conditions Under Which an Additional Sanitation Subsidy can be Requested Should difficult ground conditions be encountered for a sanitation project, an additional subsidy can be requested. This section deals with the application for this additional subsidy
2. Classification of Technical Conditions This section provides a list of the difficult technical conditions as well as a possible response. The technical conditions listed are:
• Weak or collapsible soils;
• Unpick-able ground;
• High ground- water table;
• High density small plots (where pits cannot be moved or easily emptied);
• Potential pollution of groundwater resources; and
• Potential spread of disease through mosquito vectors when high water table.

3. Identification of Problems and Decision Making This section provides a table giving details as to who might identify a problem, at which phase in the project, provides a proposal for remedial action and who should take a decision regarding the problem
4. Procedures to be Followed This section provides a table that lists the problem, the options for solution and the procedure to follow. It also suggests the typical response.

5. Appendices The Appendices provide application forms for additional funding in the case of difficult ground conditions.

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