Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Unit

Roles and Functions

The rudimentary water systems are managed by locals appointed to water boards. The Boards carry out various function related to the supply of water.

As a means of fulfilling government’s mandate the Rural Development through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Unit continues to drill for new water sources for the villages. 

  1. (i) All operations and maintenance of the system to ensure the uninterrupted supply of water within the village.
  2. (ii) Regulating pumping hours
  3. (ii) Undertaking expansion of the water system
  4. (iv) Laying of pipes in the village
  5. (v) Collecting user fees
  6. (vi) Carrying out disconnections
  7. (vii) Keeping proper records of accounts
  8. (viii) Any other functions related to the supply of water in the village

The Unit is comprised of:

Rural water, Electricity and Sanitation Officers

(Romeo Rosado, Roel Chan and Neville Wade)

Well rig operators – Felix Gonzalez and Ronaldo Coc Assistant Operator – Evarisho Coh

Maintenance Manager – Edward Day

Third Hand Helpers – Gilberto Ucan- Jaheed Sandoval- Jamar Loague- Alfredo Cucul

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Unit Staff

Felix Gonzalez

Well-rig Operator

Gilberto Ucan

Third Hand Helpers

Ronaldo Coc

Well-rig Operator

Elsworth Lamb

Third Hand Helpers

Evarisho Coh

Well-rig Operator

Jaheed Sandoval

Third Hand Helper

Edward Day

Maintenance Manager

Jamar Loague

Third Hand Helper

Rural Water, Electricity and Sanitation Officers

The Rural Water, Electricity and Sanitation Officer is a technical position responsible which requires project management skills. The post requires monitoring of activities related to the operations of Water and Wastewater electrical & mechanical systems in rural communities. The technical Officer should be highly engaged with the Ministry’s and specifically the Rural Development Section’s Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Objectives and programme of work. The Technical Officer must demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Assess the operations and maintenance of all Water and wastewater systems including infrastructure, water collection and distribution, revenue collections and reporting of water boards to the RCDOs.

2. Plan training sessions to sensitize water Boards on operations and maintenance on water systems and participate in execution of training where necessary

3. Establish records and keep a log of all wells, water, wastewater and electrical systems in the zone assigned

4. Ensure that proper records are maintained and in a timely and consistent manner and continue to add data to the Rural Development databases

5. Work as a team with the RCDOs and other Technical Officers to provide timely reports on water, wastewater and electrical failures, distribution problems and other urgent matters etc and ensure that any interruption into supply for maintenance or leaks are reported immediately and the National Coordinator and CEO are kept informed.

6. Conduct analysis on all components of the systems to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.

7. Report emergency situations to ensure timely and adequate response.

8. Carry out all required duties on a prescribed timescale and ensure that all compliance to required standards

9. Prepare monthly reports of the systems under zone.

Romeo Rosado

Rural Water Electricity and Sanitation

Roel Chan

Rural Water Electricity and Sanitation

Nevile Wade

Rural Water Electricity and Sanitation