WASHCost has calculated benchmarks for capital and recurrent costs to provide a basic level of water services
Updated - Thursday 06 December 2012
A threshold of funds needs to be allocated per person per year as a necessary condition for sustainability. WASHCost has calculated a range of benchmarks that show what is necessary at 2011 prices to achieve and sustain water services. The benchmarks provide the best available guidance for planning, implementing and monitoring WASH services.
The life-cycle costs approach and methodology is flexible enough to be adapted to different contexts for organisations who wish to understand the sustainability of their service delivery models. Adopting the life-cycle cost approach can highlight gaps that lead to service failure and threatened sustainability.