Pilot sanitation facilities and services for 14 wards of Dar es Salaam
Sanitation designs for one city, three municipalities and a total of 14 project sites – that’s the scale of the work Belgian Technical Cooperation has commissioned EEPCO and BORDA to carry out. The new project is titled “Design of feasible pilot sanitation facilities and design/determination of feasible sanitation services” and will cover 14 wards of Dar es Salaam. It forms part of a large-scale water and sanitation project in Dar es Salaam which is receiving support from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), the Government of Tanzania and the European Union. The objective of the entire project, which is called the “Community Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in peri-urban and low income settlements of Dar es salaam”, is to improve living conditions in Dar es Salaam communities.
Sanitation project at Majani ya Chai School (Dar es Salaam) kicks off
Heat and humidity troubled Dar es Salaam residents over previous weeks so cooler weather, with the beginning of the rainy season, was welcomed. However, at Majani Ya Chai Secondary School, in Dar es Salaam, heavy rain poses a major challenge for the construction of a DEWATS system.
The sanitation project for Majani ya Chai School, which started at the end of March, envisions the rehabilitation of the existing toilet structures (e.g. hand wash basins, litter bins, toilet doors and gates) and their conversion into a pour flush option. A low maintenance DEWATS system will be constructed which includes biogas production for a school kitchen and the re-use of treated wastewater for irrigating the school garden.
School Sanitation in Tanzania – Linking sanitation, health and education
Research and practical experience have illustrated the link between sanitation, health and education. It has been shown that safe water and sanitation in schools leads to better health. This, in turn, increases school attendance as well as the ability to learn. However, sanitation facilities in many Tanzanian schools are poor and neglected which calls for alternative cost-effective wastewater concepts. Read more
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