The preventive maintenance strategy

The maintenance program conducted in Bombali district intends to support the communities doing a first reparation of their pump, in order to restore their system to normal standards, and to then enter in a dynamic of preventive maintenance. For that, the program encourages the communities to organise and to raise contributions from the water users for the first repair and the maintenance of their pump. The program facilitates the understanding of the notion of maintenance, reinforce the skills of a Water Committee (when existing), train a local pump caretaker for the regular maintenance of the pump head, and link the community with private operators. After a first reparation of the pump, the objective is to enable yearly preventive maintenance of the systems, paid by the users and operated by competent private Pump Officers. These private actors are trained and homologated by the Water Directorate.