The Tanzanian government has announced plans to regulate water prices in Dar es Salaam to guarantee equal access for all.

Under the proposals the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) is to start capping the price of water sold at kiosks, as well as regulating tariffs for private vendors selling water door-to-door or in the streets.

Currently water distributed through the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (Dawasco) can sell for anything up to Tsh1,000 per 20-litre container, when the cost to the supplier is Tsh18 for the same amount.

Only around a quarter of Dar es Salaam