Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Facilitation of community planning and management of water supply and sanitation facilities.

The overall objective of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Projects is to improve and sustain access to water and sanitation services in rural communities through a decentralized, district-based implementation and management model. In Igunga and Kondoa Districts, EEPCO implemented demand responsive and sustainable Community Water Supply Services in 20 villages.

Project activities included:

  • Provision of basic drinking water and sanitation facilities
  • Strengthening of community capacities for planning, implementing, operating and maintaining their facilities
  • Formation and training of Water User Associations (WUA) and WatSan Committees
  • Integration of water supply and sanitation with hygiene education to maximize the project’s health benefits
  • District-level capacity building for district councils, the private sector and NGOs
  • Promotion and provision of rural water supply and sanitation facilities which are appropriate, affordable and acceptable to their users

: November 2004 – November 2005
Location: Igunga and Kondoa District, Tanzania
Project funding: World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Water
More information: Download project fact sheet