Water Engineering and Development Centre
Author(s): Water Partnership Program (WPP)Publisher: World Bank
This RURAL WATER SUPPLY DESIGN MANUAL is the first of three related volumes
prepared for the use of prospective and actual owners, operators, managements,
technical staff, consultants, government planners and contractors of small Level III and
Level II water supply systems in the Philippines.
Its purpose is to introduce the key concepts and considerations involved in the design of
small waterworks facilities for Level II and III systems.1 For the technical persons,
hopefully it will facilitate their work by providing them with a ready resource reference
for their everyday use. For the non-technical readers, such as the many who are
involved in the management and operation of small water supply systems, hopefully it
will be an aid in understanding the design process, giving them a basis for participating
in decisions that would enable them to avail more usefully of the services of the
technical consultants and contractors they must deal with.
Overall, the local and international partners who cooperated in making these Manuals
possible hope that they will help the participants in the rural water supply sector to
understand better the nature of the water supply business, its responsibilities to the
stakeholders, and the role of the government agencies and regulatory bodies that seek
to help them operate sustainably while protecting the consumers.