1. Efficient, effective, and accountable urban water supply and sanitation sector developed.
1.1 SEIU established.
Progress: GON has established SEIU on 31 July 2009 and institutionalized it as a permanent unit of the MOUD in June 2012.
1.2 Service standards established, performance monitored for 80% of the urban water supply system, which are documented and published by 2012.
Progress: GON has approved the operational directives for WS schemes > 50 taps and has developed guidelines. For small towns and larger water supply schemes, SEIU has started benchmarking of Water Supply Service Providers and providing workshops and trainings to the Service Providers. The first Data Book published in March 2014, covered 32 water supply service providers. The second Data Book covering 63 schemes was published in April 2015.
1.3 Service standards improved against initial performance (collected by 2012) for 30% of the water supply system by 2015.
Progress: Performance assessment of 29 small towns were conducted. TDF and DWSS are providing support to improve water service standard.
Inventory and assessment of issues in sewerage and wastewater management has been in progress.
1.4 National standards for sewerage and wastewater management formulated by mid-2012.
Progress-- National standard for sewerage and wastewater management has been drafted in consultation with Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE). MOSTE is pursuing the matter further.
1.5 Regional water quality and meter calibration laboratories test water quality on regular basis for all 29 towns under STWSSSP-I by 2011
Progress: After assessing the status of laboratories and recommending different operation modalities by using individual consultant in 2010, Government approved guideline for the operationalization of Water Quality Laboratories in 2011. The laboratories and meter calibration workshops have been handed over to DWSS for operation. The laboratories are staffed with trained chemists and have adequate equipment and field test kits to undertake routine water quality tests.
2. Safe, accessible, and adequate water supply and sanitation facilities developed in 20 towns
2.1 Water supply facilities expanded and rehabilitated
Progress-- Water supply system has been expanded to 16 town projects that are currently supplying water with expanded and rehabilitated systems. Progress is being made in remaining 5 towns but water supply has not started.
2.1.1 Water extraction (surface/groundwater), treatment, and storage, transmission, and distribution facilities constructed in 20 towns by 2014
Progress: 21 contracts for water supply and sanitation subprojects have been awarded (6 in 2011, 7 in 2012 and 8 in 2013). Storage (7 completed and 20 ongoing); rehabilitation of reservoir tank (2 completed); tube well installed and partly developed (18 completed and 13 ongoing); and 2 intakes completed
2.1.2 --1,400 km of network for water supply pipes installed or upgraded by 2014
Progress: 2,100 km of network of water supply pipes have been installed.
2.2 Sanitation facilities expanded and improved.
2.2.1 Sanitation (household, on-site sanitation, public toilet, septic tank sludge disposal, and storm water drainage) facilities constructed in 20 towns by 2014.
Progress--5,081 household latrines have been constructed, 48 public/ institutional toilets have been constructed, 23.2 km storm water drainage construction has also been completed.
2.3 Households connected to the water supply and sanitation system
2.3.1 --16,000 households newly connected to piped water supply within the first year of operation.
Progress: 41,410 households have been connected to piped water supply (meter yet to be installed).
2.3.2--12,000 households served through OBA for water and sanitation connections.
Progress: 8,491 HHs served through OBA for water and sanitation connection.
2.3.3 Wastewater management facilities constructed in at least three towns by 2014.
Progress: Construction is under progress for wastewater management facilities at Indrapur and Vyas.
2.3.4--1,500 cubic meter (40% of the wastewater in these towns) collected and treated to meet environmental standards by 2015.
Progress: Contractors have been mobilized for wastewater management facilities at Indrapur and Vyas.
2.3.5--24,000 households served with new sanitation connections within the first year of operation.
Progress: Ten towns declared ODF during the period
3. Governance and capacity strengthened for project management and operation
3.1 WUSCs strengthened and fully address concerns of the diverse groups of users.
3.1.1 At least 33% representation of women among WUSC members upon first election.
Progress: Target has been fulfilled. All WUSC have minimum of 33% women representation. They have occupied the positions of Vice Chairperson and Treasurer in many WUSCs.
3.1.2 Women, poor, and vulnerable groups appropriately represented in general assembly or other WUA subgroups in accordance with GESI action plan
Progress: 67%, 23%, 4% and 6% Brahman/Chhetri, Janajati, Dalit and others are respectively represented in WUSC so far. In Batch I & II, WUSC composed of 64 (34%) female and 124(64%) male member respectively. Altogether in key position 64(77%) male and 19 (23%) female members are working in 21 town projects respectively.
3.1.3 At least 50% of WUSC members trained on project implementation, operation, and management by commissioning
Progress: WUSCs have been provided with required support training/orientations to enhance their capacity. Total 95 numbers of training (54 numbers in Batch I & 41 numbers in Batch II) were conducted in eighteen town projects.
3.1.4 At least two key managers for operation engaged by WUSCs and trained before construction completion.
Progress: The process has been started and is ongoing.
3.2 Regional monitoring and supervision offices/WSSDOs strengthened 3.3 Public awareness on health and hygiene increased.
3.2.1 Technical support of regional monitoring and supervision offices/WSSDOs to WUSCs increased.
Progress: PISUs are established in WSSDOs. Monitoring team established
3.2.2 Gender/social development officer designated in PMO/WSSDOs
Progress: Three Social Development Officers (two females and one male) have been designated in PMO for M&E of all small towns projects activities. Similarly, one Social Development and Safeguards Specialist consultant has been working since 2010. One female Social Mobilizer in each WSSDO/PISU has been mobilized. Local NGOs have submitted final socio-economic profile report of 20 town projects and one is remaining.
3.3 Public awareness on health and hygiene increased.
3.3.1 Personal and communal hygiene behavior improved.
Progress: Awareness has been raised through various training organized by NGOs and PMO. Local NGOs and social mobilizers are deeply involved in raising awareness.