Samoa Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Study

The primary objective of this study is to provide the government of Samoa with comprehensible information and justification to make an informed decision on the most appropriate options for delivering sustainable access to safe and affordable drinking water and basic sanitation services in rural areas.

Client:

Samoa Water Authority


Location:

Samoa

Funded by:

European Union, 9th EDF

Project Period:

April – October 2004

Associated Firm(s):

Dorsch Consult Ltd


Project Description:

The primary objective of this study is to provide the government of Samoa with comprehensible information and justification to make an informed decision on the most appropriate options for delivering sustainable access to safe and affordable drinking water and basic sanitation services in rural areas.

The study includes an appraisal of water supply and sanitation in rural areas, an assessment of the problems of beneficiaries, an appraisal of the feasibility and sustainability of alternative options, an environmental Impact Assessment, preliminary designs for proposed technical options and cost estimates in demand zones for rural water supply, terms of reference for a final engineering design in first-phase area, recommendations and indicative investments programme.

Project Services:

  • Development of a Master plan

  • Analysis of available document

  • Investigate the status of the implementation of the Institutional Strengthening Project

  • Review the socio-economic status of the target population

  • Problem analysis

  • Define impacts on policy and regulatory framework

  • Establish community based Operation and Maintenance services

  • Ensure active involvement of target groups

  • Field investigations

  • Assess district managed water schemes

  • Assess potential water resources and supply alternatives

  • Assess environmental aspects

  • Preparation of inception, interim and final reports

  • Assess operation and maintenance status of RWSS projects

  • Discuss appropriate sanitation measures with stakeholders

  • Define essential studies/survey supplements

  • Define suitable technical options

  • Preliminary design and cost estimates

  • Prepare draft Terms of reference for final design

  • Assess institutional capacity of Samoa Water Authority and propose changes

  • Establishment of community based Operations and Maintenance services

  • Required Operations & Maintenance Training

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