The Water Sector
Lower Ruvu Plant Expansion.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city and commercial center, is experiencing a severe water crisis due to a shortage of water supply and poor water quality. The Project includes expansion of the capacity of the Lower Ruvu water treatment plant from about 180 million liters per day (MLD) to approximately 270 MLD. In addition, technical assistance for the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) will be provided.
The Project includes improvement to the system efficiencies of DAWASA and Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (DAWASCO) to determine the locations and volumes of physical losses through leaks, and commercial losses as a result of deficiencies in billing and collection and theft. Currently, approximately 60 percent of Dar es Salaam water is lost due to physical leakages and commercial losses. This activity, to be built on past and ongoing donor activities, will substantially reduce water resource waste and the need to develop new water sources, and will improve the long-term financial viability of DAWASA and DAWASCO. Specifically, the activity includes a comprehensive assessment of the Dar es Salaam water supply system, its physical and commercial losses, the development of performance benchmarks for reduction of these losses, and the implementation of a performance-based contract by a private sector firm to achieve those benchmarks. The activity also includes technical assistance to DAWASA and DAWASCO for implementation of the activity.
Morogoro Water Supply.
The Project includes improvements to water supply in Morogoro, a city that, due to a growing population coupled with its aging water infrastructure, faces water supply deficiencies and increased health risks for its population. Specifically, this will be achieved through the rehabilitation of the Mambogo water intake and water treatment plant (including the addition of a 6 MLD capacity), rehabilitation of the Mafiga water treatment plant, and improvement to the existing distribution network (including a 1.9 kilometer pressure main). In addition, technical assistance will be provided to Morogoro Urban Water and Sewerage Authority (MORUWASA) to support its continued progress toward achieving financial sustainability, including meeting its operation and maintenance costs and capital expenditure requirements.