Third Small Town Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Third Small Town Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Project Description

The Third Small Town Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project is providing the services to small towns with a population of 5,000 to 40,000 that show the potential for growth by having access to roads, power supply and telecommunications. This includes the upgrade or construction of water supply systems in up to 26 small towns, involving 1,450 kilometers of water supply pipelines; 78,000 household connections; and 26 water treatment systems with an estimated capacity of 50,000 cubic meters per day. The project is also providing about 20,300 household toilets with septic tanks, as well as provision of septic management facilities and equipment. Drainage systems and master plans are also being provided in towns with flooding risks. Training is being provided to help local water agencies modernize their operations and manage water rates, and to teach local communities public awareness on water conservation and public hygiene.


Improved living conditions in project towns.

Project Outcome

Inclusive, gender focused, and sustainable WSS service delivery in project towns.

Description of Project Outputs

  1. Improved WSS infrastructure.
  2. Strengthened sector policy, regulatory and institutional capacity, and service delivery.
  3. Improved project implementation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contracts have been awarded for the construction of water supply and sanitation systems in ten towns, and the procurement process is underway for other towns.Consultants for WRDSMC, ERDSMC, and AFDOB have been recruited and mobilized. Recruitment of consultants for the ISSAC package is underway.

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