The project realised rural water supply systems in the districts of Sumba Barat, Sumba Timur, Timur Tengah Selatan, Alor and Ende through the implementation of an open, demand-driven concept with emphasis on community participation.
The project was divided into a FC component and a TC component. The FC component basically included the planning, construction, rehabilitation and support for O&M of water supply systems.
The project implementation comprised the following three phases:
- selection and application approval phase;
- implementation phase; and
- operation phase.
In the course of the project, 41 gravitational water supply systems and 21 dug wells serving approximately 65,000 people were constructed under the project and are in operation, including the multi-village system Kodi which presently supplies around 15,000 inhabitants. In addition, 210 toilets and 200 bathing and washing places were finalised with support from the project. Some 1,000 villagers built their own sanitation facilities without any financial support (CLTS – Community Lead Total Sanitation).