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Policy Name: GUIDELINE FOR PROVISION OF WATER FOR SMALL SCALE MULTIPLE USE SYSTEM

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This document has been opened: 635 times to date.
Date Of Release: 10 Mar 2011
Date Of Expected Review: 08 Mar 2011
Date Last Updated: 17 May 2012
Policy Type: Strategies and Guidelines
Policy Level: Local
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: MbentseB@dwa.gov.za / Ndlovus2@dws.gov.za
Directorate: Water Services Policy & Strategy
Contact Name: Ngobeni Selina
Phone Number: (012) 336 8129
Fax Number: (012) 336 6560
Email: NgobeniS2@dwa.gov.za
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Guideline for the provision of water for small scale Multiple Use Systems
The principle of using water in securing economic prosperity is echoed in the Strategic Framework for Water Services, the Water for Growth and Development programme, the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and the National Water Resources Strategy, to mention a few. Often the resistance to implementing multiple use systems is due to a lack of understanding of such systems, little knowledge on the financial, technical and institutional implications, and a lack of guidance in implementing multiple use systems.


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Guideline for the provision of water for small scale Multiple Use Systems
The principle of using water in securing economic prosperity is echoed in the Strategic Framework for Water Services, the Water for Growth and Development programme, the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and the National Water Resources Strategy, to mention a few. Often the resistance to implementing multiple use systems is due to a lack of understanding of such systems, little knowledge on the financial, technical and institutional implications, and a lack of guidance in implementing multiple use systems.
Aims of the Guideline

The aim of the guideline is twofold namely:
• To illustrate to municipalities that meeting the basic water needs of people is not just about satisfying health and hygiene requirements instead it is also about poverty reduction, economic independence and improving livelihoods and,
• To guide municipalities in making domestic water supply a productive water supply hence satisfying legislative requirements and improving economic and social development.

In meeting the above aims the following will be achieved:
• A co-ordinated approach to implementing multiple use systems;
• Increased potential for sustainable livelihoods and economic development among the poor and in rural areas; and
• Better use of funds through a combined funding approach.

Benefits of a Small Scale Multiple Water Use System
• It caters for actual needs of the community at a subsistence level
• It promotes integrated municipal planning through active engagement with communities and the involvement of various departments and institutions.
• It ensures better design of water supply systems.
• It generally brings improved cost recovery.
• It leads to poverty reduction in that time saved by walking great distances to fetch water can now be spent on engagement in economic activities.
• It promotes improved food security at a household level (which is important for health, and is especially important for people living with HIV / AIDS).
• It promotes improved health and hygiene because people and livestock do not share the same water source.
• It provides legislative compliance.

Contact: Mr. Tenda Rasikhanya, Chief Development Expert: Technical, 012 336 6561 or
083 437 1781, email:rasikhanyat@dwa.gov.za.

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