Nearly all households in the West Bank (96.3%) reported employing any kind of coping mechanism in order to adapt to a lack of sufficient water for drinking or domestic purposes, with 66.7% of these households reporting having reduced water consumption and 36.3% reporting increased spending on water by diverting household expenditure normally intended for other purposes.
Those strata with the lowest reported rates of access to a sufficient quantity of water for drinking and domestic purposes were Nablus Areas A and B (77.2%), Jericho Area C (88.0%), H2 (Hebron) (61.2%), Nablus Area C (82.3%), and Hebron Area C (83.6%).
The effect of the restnctive planning system imposed by israeli authorities on WASH infrastructure development or maintenance is particularly evident in certain parts of Area C and East Jerusalem, where WASH infrastructure is often inadequate (HINO 2622).
West Bank wide, 33.1% of households reported that laine waste drainage was collected through a sewage system, and solid waste disposal being coflected by municipal authorities was reported by 93.2% of households. Solid waste accumulating for more than 3 days (out of the 7 days prior to data collection) was reported by 14.6% of households, with the highest reported rates being observed in Nablus Area C (44.6%), Tubas Area C (29.4%), and Jericho Area C (25.1%).
Most households (50.7%) were reportedly using a covered cesspit to dispose of latrine waste, with only 33.1% of households reporting sewer connections 23 a means of disposing of latrine waste. The most used system for disposing of solid waste was municipal waste collection (93.6%) followed by dumpsng of waste in official dump locations (4.8%). 14.6% of households observed solid waste accumulating in their area for 3 or more days out of the 7 days prior to data collection, and 5.6% of households reported the same for stagnant sewage.