A key problem of water is the provision of a safe water supply for domestic use.
Given the characteristics of water as a commodity, the general misuse of the
pricing mechanism, and the economics of developing and operating water and
wastewater systems, governments are faced with the challenge of organizing
operating systems. The goal is to maximize connections at a reasonable cost and
acceptable quality. Developing countries, especially in Asia and Africa, have
much work to do to achieve modern water systems. Effective utilization of
private water producers may be the most cost-effective approach for many