The community is situated 1000 feet in elevation above their water source. This required community members, often women and children, to traverse the steep hillsides multiple times daily to gather the water they need. This takes away valuable time from their families, school, and household needs.
In addition, another key aspect of the sustainability of the system is for the community to collect funds to prepare for any repairs or upkeep needed to the system. A flat rate is not preferable to the community due to the differences in household water usage. An equitable fee structure must be developed, also taking into account any anticipated socioeconomic changes.