Somalia Drought Crisis - Water Price Monitoring: Lower Juba Region, Somalia, November 2017

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The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Lower Juba was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

All prices are shown in US Cents for 90L of water. This is the daily amount used by a household of six members, consuming the minimum Sphere standard of 15L water per person per day. Price changes are subject to exchange rate.

Key Findings

  • This factsheet presents information collected from 4 waterpoints in Afmadow and 35 waterpoints in Kismayo districts in the Lower Juba region.

  • Prices of water in Lower Juba increased by an average of 2% between October and November.

  • The majority of the waterpoints (97%) showed no price change from October to November, while 3% had an increase in price due to improved quality of water at waterpoints.

  • All the assessed waterpoints in Lower Juba are treated at the distribution point. The majority (72%) are chlorinated and 28% are treated with aquatabs.