Circuit Rider Post-Construction Support

Small, rural, piped water supply systems are often unable to provide reliable, safe, and sustainable services. Circuit Rider (CR) post-construction support (PCS) addresses these challenges through technical, financial, and operational assistance. This article, in The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, is the first rigorous study of the CRPCS model. In a case-control study in El Salvador, CRPCS communities had better water quality and sustainability outcomes. CRPCS offers practitioners a low-cost approach (< $1/household/year) for improving water services.

Kayser, Georgia L, William Moomaw, Jose Miguel Orellana Portillo, and Jeffrey K Griffiths. 2014. “Circuit Rider Post-construction Support: Improvements in Domestic Water Quality and System Sustainability in El Salvador.” Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4 (3): 460–470. doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.136.