No single factor determines the cost of setting up new water services
Updated - Wednesday 20 February 2013
No single factor determines the cost of setting up new water services –local factors need to be studied to see where economies can be made.
Expenditure below the minimum benchmark risks reduced service levels and long-term failure. Expenditure higher than the maximum benchmark indicates that an affordability check maybe/is required for users and providers. There may be context-specific reasons for expenditure outside the benchmarks. Economies of scale can occur in densely-populated areas, while costs are higher in areas that are difficult to reach or sparsely populated, or where service levels are higher.