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The Hows and Whys of Water Connection Charges

dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T15:55:42Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T15:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/2147
dc.description.abstractWater connection charges often act as a major barrier to connecting the poor. So why charge for a connection? Mobile companies provide free phones to attract subscribers. Supermarkets do not charge entrance fees to potential shoppers. Why can this not be applied to water services? There are several answers - from tradition to requiring proof of creditworthiness and willingness to pay, availing of a cheap funding source, and creating artificial bottlenecks to cater to vested interests. Whatever the utilities' reasons are, one thing is clear - connections should be paid since installing them involves legitimate costs that need to be covered. This paper discusses the water utilities' need to charge for new connections, why such charges are often high, and why the prevailing practice of upfront payment of full connection charges should be reexamined.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleThe Hows and Whys of Water Connection Charges
dc.typeBriefs
dc.subject.expertWaterAccess To Water
dc.subject.expertAvailable Water
dc.subject.expertWater Resources Development
dc.subject.expertDemand For Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water And Sanitation
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challenges
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Issues
dc.subject.expertRural Development
dc.subject.expertRural Development Projects
dc.subject.expertRural Development Research
dc.subject.expertSustainable Development
dc.subject.expertUnderdevelopment
dc.subject.expertPrimary Energy
dc.subject.expertHealth, Education, Water
dc.subject.expertHuman Right To Water
dc.subject.expertPotable Water
dc.subject.expertQuality Of Water
dc.subject.expertRight To Water
dc.subject.expertRural Water Supply
dc.subject.expertSafe Water
dc.subject.expertWater And Sanitation, Electricity
dc.subject.adbRural areas
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbRural poverty
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbAid in kind
dc.subject.adbStandard of living
dc.subject.adbStrategic planning
dc.subject.adbDevelopment strategy
dc.subject.adbEnergy Resources
dc.subject.adbEnergy crisis
dc.subject.adbEnergy Demand
dc.subject.adbEnergy Supply
dc.subject.adbWater Shortage
dc.subject.naturalEnergy development
dc.subject.naturalPower supply
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalCommunity development
dc.subject.naturalWater
dc.subject.naturalDrinking water protection
dc.subject.naturalWater-supply
dc.subject.naturalFreshwater quality
dc.title.seriesWater for All
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeEnergy
oar.themeWater
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-001757
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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