Summary

In this Study Session, you have learned that:

  • Good governance of a water utility encompasses participation of stakeholders, transparency, responsiveness, consensus, equity and inclusiveness, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and independence.
  • Sound financial management is crucial to ensuring an adequate and safe water supply.
  • Asset management is the process of operating and maintaining systems, with the objective of cost-effectively providing the best possible service to users.
  • Customer complaints should be handled diplomatically and used as a means to rectify flaws in the system.
  • There may be complaints that are unresolvable. These may then have to be passed to an independent party for resolution.
  • Drinking water standards exist to ensure the safety of water for human consumption, and they encompass microbial, physical and chemical parameters.

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