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Urban Water

Understanding infrastructure

Singida Urban Water Supply Authority (SUWASA) serves an area in central Tanzania comprising more than 30,000 households, fewer than half of whom are served by the public network. In order to provide more families with safe, piped water, in a commercially sustainable manner, SUWASA approached I4ID for network expansion support. 

Our first step was to get a clear understanding of the existing SUWASA infrastructure network and its proximity to potential new customers. We surveyed 8,500 existing customers and more than 10,000 households, currently unserved, to gauge their willingness to pay for individual water connections and mapped each meter number using GPS.  

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Our impact: innovative finance for household connections