Poor town dwellers are discouraged from obtaining a piped water supply by unaffordable connection charges. This is in spite of the savings in time and money they may make once connected. This article compares actual costs incurred in obtaining a connection, and suggests ways to make these charges affordable to the poor.
Waterlines (2005) 24 (2) 5-7 [doi: 10.3362/0262-8104.2005.044]
Charging to enter the water shop?