Service Contract for Schools with new VIP Toilets
The provision of sustainable sanitation will only occur with the introduction of a service plan.
We propose a service plan that will undertake the following functions at each school that receives new sanitation systems:
- A Sanitation Janitor is appointed at each school
- The provision of toilet paper for the duration of the service contract
- User education at the toilets
- Minor repairs :
- Re-attach loose doors
- Re-attach vent pipes
- Repair loose pans / pedestals
- Replace toilet seats when required
- Provide monthly reports on condition of sanitation at school
- Oversight visits / repairs
Benefits of Service Contract for Schools with new VIP Toilets
The cost of the service will be R280 per toilet, per month
An example of a school with 16 toilets will be:
16 x toilets
@ R280.00 = R4480 per month
@12 months = R53 760.00 per annum
The service costs can be included into the price of the construction, and would guarantee that the toilets remain functional for at least 12 months after hand over occurs.
Service Model for the Operation & Maintenance of rural sanitation systems
The service model will describe the approach that will be taken to complete the functions of servicing rural sanitation systems.
The service model will be based upon research that has been done by the Water Research Commission (K5/1610) on the use of a franchising in the water & sanitation sector.
The service model will focus on institutional and household sanitation entities within the South African market
There are a number of different types of sanitation systems at schools, clinics and households in our country. These include the following:
As above mentioned systems all operate for a brief period of time, but most, if not all fail due to factors that were not considered during installation. These include: