Rapid, unplanned growth in small towns and peri-urban areas is placing an enormous pressure on local infrastructure and authorities. In Urban Water Supply Services, SNV therefore focuses on small towns, where water supply often has a rural history and now needs to increase professionalism in order to meet new and increasing demands.

Small towns have a key role in development for both the people that dwell in them and the surrounding populations. We support local governments and water management organisations (public or private) to address issues such as non-revenue water, water quality, illegal connections and unserved areas - especially in poorer neighbourhoods. We work in close collaboration with national governments, to address decision making autonomy and asset ownership of local authorities.

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