Rural areas are typically remote, with small and dispersed populations, and few resources. The particulars vary greatly from place to place. There can be no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to clean water infrastructure.
At Headway our rural water supply approach is one that is based on systems that are engineered to operate through social cooperation. Through our various past projects we acknowledge that technical adequacy is the first and most critical factor for long-term sustainability of a water system. We also make certain that our technical adequacy is dependent on the appropriateness of our engineering design for the social, cultural, and natural setting for that specific community. The complex relationships between technical adequacy, community support, and the involvement of women plays an important role in the success of water supply projects. During the planning phase of the project we usually address these factors and take advantage of alternative water resources to increase the supply of improved drinking water to rural communities. For our main goal is to help to increase access to potable water and modern sewage treatment to improve the quality of life of the people living in those rural communities.