Water Relief Projects Alleviating Stress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Aerial view of Dar es Salaam

A series of new underground water projects in Dar es Salaam have brought clean water to thousands of residents. The project targeted primary and secondary schools, dispensaries, and business centers. The projects have also enabled thousands of residents to benefit from this first step in a long-term solution to fix water problems in Dar es Salaam by 2014. Other parts of the long term project include expanding pumping stations and laying out more water pipes that stretch out from Dar to rural parts of the country. By 2015, the government aims to extend water projects to at least eight further regions including Lindi, Mtwara, Kagera, Tabora, Shinyanga, Rukwa, Mara, Singida, and Tanga regions. The end goal of these rural projects is to provide clean and safe water to at least 90% of urban dwellers and 60% of the rural population by 2015.



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