Liberia - Study for the expansion of Monrovia water supply and sanitation system and rehabilitation of water supplies of three (3) county capitals

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jan 2008
Signature Date 11 Mar 2008
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,308,296.06
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project concerns the Monrovia Expansion and Rehabilitation of Three County Capitals Water Supply and Sanitation Study. It's initiated to to address the deteriorating situation of water supply and sanitation facilities in Monrovia and and three county capitals of Kakata, Zwedru and Buchanan where the problems are chronic and pronounced. The project should contribute towards alleviation of poverty in the study areas through the provision of clean and affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services and also supports in promoting more efficient use of available Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. It's consistent with the country’s MDGs Action Plan for water and sanitation, the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy (IPRS) and in line with the Government policy of rehabilitating infrastructure and utilities for urban dwellers in Liberia on priority basis. The project is to undertake three stage studies consisting of: stage 1: feasibility study; stage 2: detailed designs for the study area WSS systems, engineering and preparation of tender documents; and stage 3: resource mobilization.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the Monrovia Expansion and Rehabilitation of Three County Capitals Water Supply and Sanitation Project is a) to develop economically, technically, environmentally and socially viable water supply and sanitation systems to meet 2025 demands in Monrovia and three county capitals of Kakata, Zwedru and Buchanan and b) to develop water sources, abstraction, water conveyance and transmission, water treatment facilities, water distribution network, and sanitation facilities in Metropolitan Monrovia, Kakata, Zwedru and Buchanan as well as efficient water metering and billing systems utilizing appropriate, affordable and least cost technology.


The ultimate beneficiaries are the residents of Metropolitan Monrovia and the three county towns of Kakata, Zwedru and Buchanan, equivalent to about 1.57 million people, majority of whom are poor. Benefits accrued should be primarily in terms of better health, improved productivity of the working population, also reduction of the burden on health facilities and decrease in the incidence of communicable and water related diseases. The direct beneficiaries are the Liberia Water and Sewerage Corporation / Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy (LWSC/MLME) through provision of technical assistance and capacity building and as well as the consultants who should be involved in project design.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Government of Liberia
Liberia Water - Sewerage Corporation
Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-E00-001
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A032232003
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Liberia