Increased water supply to Dar es Salaam

Tanzania is undertaking a major project to lay new water pipes from the Lower Ruvu water plant to supply Dar es Salaam and coastal regions, as part of plans to expand the plant's processing capacity from 180 million litres to 270 million litres of water per day. The 1.8 m-wide pipes will cover a distance of 57 km from the plant to storage tanks at Mlimani, located about 12 km west of central Dar es Salaam, and the project is expected to take about 15 months.

The $36 million expansion scheme for the Lower Ruvu water plant is part of Tanzania's Water Sector projects and is being funded by the US government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The construction work is being undertaken by a consortium incorporating water treatment companies Spencon from Kenya and Degrémont from France.