1. Efficient, effective, and accountable urban water supply and sanitation sector developed.
1.1) SEIU established
Status: 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.
Status: 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.S
Status: SEIU completed benchmarking of Water Supply Service Providers. It also published the first and second Data Books of service providers. SEIU Provided workshops and trainings to the Service Providers.
1.4) National standards for sewerage and wastewater management formulated by mid-2012.
Status-- National standard for sewerage and wastewater management has been drafted in consultation with 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
Status: GON approved guidelines on the Operation of Water Quality and Meter Calibration Laboratory in 2011. Five laboratories handed over to DWSS for operation. The laboratories are in operation, and strengthened with equipment and trained Chemists.
2. Safe, accessible, and adequate water supply and sanitation facilities developed in 20 towns.
2.1) Water supply facilities expanded and rehabilitated
Status-- 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
Status: 21 civil works contracts active for construction of 21 town projects with an average physical progress of >97.5%. All town projects have treatment facilities- storage: 52, deep well: 45, Intakes: 17, transmission pipe 174.84 km installed
2.1.2) Water distribution pipe network 1,400 km installed or upgraded by 2014: Status: 1,622.86 km water distribution pipe network 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.
Status-- 5,056 needy HH and 49 (Institutional and public) toilets were constructed. Surface Drainage 33.63 km constructed as a sanitation component, and 12 towns have been declared ODF so far
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
Status: 48,136 households have been connected to piped water supply
2.3.2) 12,000 households served through OBA for water and sanitation connections
Status: 9,738 HHs served through OBA for water and sanitation connections
2.3.3) Wastewater management facilities constructed in at least three towns by 2014
Status: 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
Status: Upon completion and operation of WWT, the treatment volume will be assessed
2.3.5) 24,000 households served with new sanitation connections within the first year of operation
Status: 35,200 HH served with new sanitation connections
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
Status: 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
Status: 67% Brahmin/Chhetri, 23% Janajati, 4% Dalit and 6% Others are represented in WUSC. In Batch I & II, WUSC composed of 66(35%) female and 123(65%) male members.
3.1.3) At least 50% of WUSC members trained on project implementation, operation, and management by commissioning
Status: WUSC members provided with capacity development trainings. Total of 113 trainings conducted in 18 towns
3.1.4) At least two key managers for operation engaged by WUSCs and trained before construction completion
Status: 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
Status: PISUs are established in WSSDOs. Monitoring team established
3.2.2) Gender/social development officer designated in PMO/WSSDOs
Status: Three SDOs designated in PMO for M&E of all town projects. A social safeguards consultant working at PMO since 2010. A female Social Mobilizer in each WSSDO/PISU mobilized.
3.3) Public awareness on health and hygiene increased
3.3.1) Personal and communal hygiene behavior improved
Status: Awareness has been raised through various training organized by NGOs and PMO. Local NGOs and social mobilizers are deeply involved in raising awareness