Relief as water rationing ends in Dar, Coast regions

Dar es Salaam Region Commissioner (RC) Amos Makala has declared end of water rationing in Dar es Salaam and the Coast Region, thanks to the State’s efforts geared to scale up water production.

In October this year, the government announced water rationing following a significant drop of water levels at Ruvu River.

Earlier this month of November, President Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the Kigamboni-Kimbiji water project capable of supplying 70 million litres of water a day to Dar es Salaam residents.

The government has limited human activities along river banks, an initiative to preserve water sources as rains start at different parts of the country.

Speaking on Friday when inspecting the Ruvu Water Treatment Plants in Dar es Salaam, the regional boss said the initiative has brought relief to the residents.

“For about two to three weeks there has been drought in Dar es Salaam and the Coast region but as of now that rains have started and the situation is good…so now the regions are getting enough water and even excess,” the commissioner said.

He said that there is an increase of 70 million liters of water from Kigamboni.

Equally he stated that the revival of 20 wells has brought to a total of 122 wells capable of producing 33.9 million liters of water.

RC instructed the Dar Es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) is set to complete the peripheral projects, including the Mshikamano project which delivers water to Mbezi, Kibamba, Msakuzi, Madale and Mpiji Magoe areas.

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