About 20-40% of water finnaces is being lost due to dishonest and corrupt practices ( The World Bank). As per Global Water Corruption Report corruption increases price of water networks from 25-45% and construction sector is the most corrupted one. Contractors pay bribes to win contracts and then the low quality work and materials resulting shorter life and limited capacity of water networks. The cost for a household connection is US$ 400.
Reba Paul, Country Coordinator, Bangladesh Water Integrity Network