Since 2002, WEFTA volunteers have worked side-by-side with the rural and indigenous communities they serve to install critical WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) infrastructure. But successful installation and initial effective operation does not necessarily guarantee the long-term sustainability of these projects. That is achieved with the help of WEFTA’s Circuit Rider Program.
The Circuit Rider Program features recurring follow-up visits by traveling experts to communities with WASH installations. Whereas local onsite operators are responsible daily for properly operating and maintaining WASH infrastructure, Circuit Riders monitor these functions periodically and provide on-the-job training. These experts can also help solve myriad unforeseen problems that arise or identify the need for future repairs or renovations.
As our video explains, the Circuit Rider program goes a long way toward ensuring vital WASH infrastructure will be sustainable well into the future.