Powers to regulate the water supply and sanitation service providers emanate from EWURA Act Cap 414; Water Supply and Sanitation Act, Cap 272; and Dar es Salaam Water Supply and Sewerage Authority Act, Cap 273.
EWURA is empowered to regulate water supply and sanitation entities that operates in urban townships of Tanzania. The National Water Policy provides guidance on priority areas for inter-sectoral development planning, resource management and water utilization.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Act, Cap 272 became operational on 1st August 2009. The Act provides room for sustainable management and adequate operation and transparent regulation of water supply and sanitation services with a view to give effect to the National Water Policy, 2002. The Act recognizes the functions of EWURA in water sector regulation.
DAWASA Act, Cap 273 provides for sustainable management and adequate operation and transparent regulation of water supply and sanitation services within DAWASA Designated area, which include Dar es Salaam and parts of Kibaha and Bagamoyo.