Welcome to the Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA) website. Quality water and sanitation sustain the life of Mwanza City dwellers. Geographically, Mwanza City lies along the southern shores of Lake Victoria on the North West of the United Republic of Tanzania between latitudes 2.15o – 2.45o South of Equator and between longitudes 32.45o – 33.00o east. It has an area of 1,337 sq. km out of which 900 sq. km is under Lake Victoria water and 437 sq. km is dry land. It is uniquely identified with lot of natural rock outcrop hills. Some rocks protrude from Lake Victoria water, hence a nickname the Rock City for Mwanza City.
The core responsibility of MWAUWASA is to supply safe and clean water abstracted from Lake Victoria mainly at Capri-point intake station (‘Bondeni’); treated by a modern Capri-point Water Treatment Plant (at Capri-point Hill) to meet required water quality standards and distributed through water piped networks to customers in Mwanza City and other designated operational areas such as Kisesa Township. Other water intake stations – “Chakula Barafu” and “Luchelele” remain as standby intakes. Water production capacity is 108,000 m3 per day, but currently the demand amounts to 85,000 m3 per day on average. Another responsibility is to provide wastewater disposal services. MWAUWASA has 83.65 km total sewerage network serving about 15% of Mwanza City populations including Kisesa Township. MWAUWASA is also responsible in improving water supply and sanitation services for its customers and building up a committed team of workforce that will deliver to its performance indicators and in accordance with the Ministry-based Memorundum of Understanding (MoU).
As such, MWAUWASA is geared at attaining its corporate objectives as enshrined in its vision and mission, demonstrated in its quality policy and reflected in its core values.
MWAUWASA has also operational challenges emerging within its areas of operation. Major challenges faced include expansion of Mwanza sewerage network including construction of new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at Igoma area in Mwanza City; extending water supply networks to some areas of the City – i.e. Nyasaka, Ibanda, Mji Mwema, Igogo, Buswelu, Nyegezi Calfornia, and Capripoint hilly areas which are currently having water supply shortage mainly due to their elevations being above MWAUWASA water distribution reservoirs. Another challenge is high cost of electricity power as MWAUWASA depends on power supply from Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) for production and distribution of potable water and disposal of wastewater. These challenges will be addressed under the donor funded projects aimed at scaling up Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) initiatives for selected towns including the aforesaid areas in Mwanza City. The project will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Lastly, MWAUWASA is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 certified in Quality Management System and this serves as an impetus towards provision of quality of services to its customers and stakeholders at large.