About DAWASA

DAWASA is a body corporate managed by a Board of Directors with broad powers regarding the ownership of assets the ability to borrow etc. The Act vests in DAWASA all government land assets and other property including rights of way used for the supply of water and sewerage services in the DAWASA service area. Read more…

The Act authorizes DAWASA to appoint a Private Operator to perform some of its functions including the provision of water and sewerage services in the DAWASA service area by making its assets available to a Private Operator for a specified period.

The DAWASA service area includes the City of Dar es Salaam Kibaha and Bagamoyo towns in Coast Region and settlements along the two transmission mains of Upper and Lower Ruvu within a 5km corridor on either side of the transmission mains.

DAWASA is also an overseer of small towns in the Coast Region namely Mkuranga Kisarawe Kibiti Ikwiriri and Kilindoni (Mafia) in regard to the implementation of their water and sewerage infrastructural developments.

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“To be a well managed and an exemplary Water and Sewerage Authority in the region and internationally by ensuring efficient and sustainable delivery of water and sewerage services. To be a well managed and an exemplary Water and Sewerage Authority in the region and internationally by ensuring efficient and sustainable delivery of water and sewerage service. “

“To fulfill its obligation and responsibilities in providing safe reliable affordable water supply and sewerage services to all categories of customers in the transparent manner with due regard to quality and efficiency and to sustain these services to future generations.”

DAWASA Facilties

Distributed facilities in and around the city

  • Upper Ruvu

    This plant was constructed in 1956 and considered to be one of the main source of water supply system whereby the raw water from Ruvu river is tapped and pumped to Water Treatment Plant at Mlandizi which is 6km away from the intake point. Once the treatment process is completed ,the clean water is pumped to Kibamba tank and Kimara Reservoir.

    Currently,the Upper Ruvu Plant is being expanded to increase its production capacity from 82,000 m3/d   to 196,000m3/d which will boost and cut down the water shortage in Dar es Salaam City and the designated areas of Coastal region read more…

  • Lower Ruvu

    This Plant was constructed in 1975 with production capacity of 180,000m3 /d,the raw water is tapped from Ruvu river and pumped to the Water Treatment Plant which is just constructed alongside the river area.The clean water is pumped to Wazo tank and Ardhi University Reservoir.

    Currently,the plant is being expanded to increase the production capacity from 180,000m3/d to 270,000m3/d,the expansion work has been completed and will be in full production by March2016 read more…

  • Other Plants

    Mtoni Water Plant

    Mtoni water Treatment plant is among of the main sources of water supply system which collects water from Kizinga River and feeds the Southern and eastern parts of Dar es Salaam City.This plant was constructed in 1951 with production capacity of 9,000m3 /d.

    Kimbiji Aquifer

    Kimbiji Aquifer comprises Kimbiji and Mpera well fields and is considered to be one of the main water sources   in the Project Area.The production for this well is expected to 15,000m3/d to 20,000m3/d after its completion.

    Kidunda Dam

    In order to stabilize the water supply to highly density population of Dar es Salaam City and the designated areas of Coastal region ,DAWASA has resorted to construct the Kidunda dam that will regulate the water flow from Ruvu river. The maximum abstraction capacities of the Upper and Lower Ruvu intake works are 210,000m3/d and 386,000m3/d respectively. So the absolute upper limit to the public water supply abstraction rate is 596,000m3/d read more…

  • Sewerage System

    The sewerage System of Dar es Salaam City is a collection of small independent drainage areas rather than a fully integrated network, the system is based on a separate systems with a combination  of gravity and pumped flows read more…

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Background

150,000+

Customers

30+

Years of Experience

Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority