In the areas where the Clear Water Initiative works, there are numerous broken water sources, with beneficiaries instead using unsafe sources as they wait for a development partner or local government to repair it for them. The Clear Water Initiative was designed to address a gap in sustaining and maintaining water points once they are constructed. This program provides incentives to water users to pay their monthly water fund and as a result, they are able to maintain their water point.
This also reduces dependence of the project communities on the local government or other development partners because they can use their own funds to repair the water access point. The money grows over time such that communities are able to afford to pay for a pump mechanic’s services and replace broken parts using the money. Finally, the program address the accountability issue of managing the monthly water funds by holding monthly meetings with the water committees.