Tanzania - Arusha Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation Delivery Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Sep 2015
Signature Date 23 Oct 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 125,937,092.36
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project aims at providing safe, reliable and sustainable water and sanitation services in Arusha city, Tanzania and thereby contribute to improvement in health, social well-being and living standards of the beneficiaries. The Project will improve quality of water supply and sewerage services in the service area under Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (AUWSA), and comprises the following three main components: (a) Sanitation Infrastructure and Services Improvement; (b) Water Supply Infrastructure and Services Improvement and (c) Institutional Support and Project Delivery. The total cost of the Project is USD 233.92 (equivalent to UA 166.32 million) and will be implemented over a period of four years from 2016 to 2019.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to improve quality of life and social wellbeing of the population and enhance the performance of the national economy by ensuring equitable provision of adequate, reliable and sustainable water and sanitation services. The Project is a constituent part of the national WSDP. The Project shall contribute to the national effort towards improvement of public health and quality of life, hence poverty alleviation among the urban population. The Project objective is to improve water supply and sanitation services within the service area of AUWSA.


The Project will benefit a resident population of more than 600,000 people in Arusha city and 250,000 additional people, who commute to the city, at daytime, for business purposes. Over the Project horizon, about one million people will benefit.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Arusha Urban Water Sup & Sanita Autority


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-E00-008
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name RWETABULA Justus Rutechura
Email j.rwetabula@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-3.36667 36.68333 Arusha