Reducing vandalism: experience from Zambia’s Copperbelt

Themes: Finance Planning Utilities WASH
Countries: Zambia

Water and sanitation utilities commonly experience vandalism and theft of their property. This Practice Note describes experience from the Copperbelt region of Zambia, where Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) are tackling the issue through a three-pronged, integrated approach of improving customer and utility relations, increasing the community’s sense of ownership, and strengthening law enforcement.