Maintaining Africa's water infrastructure: findings from a Water Audit in Kitui County, Kenya

A lack of information about previous investments and current status of infrastructure creates a challenge for those responsible for water service provision. REACH's work in Kitui County, Kenya, aims to address this information deficit by providing a detailed inventory of rural and small town piped water schemes. The first step is piloting a Water Audit methodology that can be used county-wide. This policy brief presents results of an audit of infrastructure in one sub-county of Kitui County and outlines the implications for attaining universal service delivery.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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