Water and Sanitation Regulatory Tools

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Water and Sanitation Regulatory Tools

Legislation

Powers to regulate the water supply and sanitation service providers emanate from EWURA-Act-Cap-414;  and The Water Supply and Sanitation Act, 2019 EWURA is empowered to regulate water supply and sanitation authorities that operate in urban and townships of Tanzania. The National Water Policy(2002) provides guidance on priority areas for inter-sectoral development planning, resource management and water utilization.

The Water Supply and Sanitation Act, 2019 provides a 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 following are list of regulatory tools for water utilities:-

Policies

Acts

Rules

Regulations

Manuals

Guidelines 

Standards

Water Utilities are required to comply with the standards provided Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS). Standards for water pipes, water meters, fittings, quality. These standards are obtained from TBS through standards catalogue as follows:-

  • TZS789:2018-EAS12:2018 Portable Water Specification
  • TZS760:2019 (2nd Edition) Wastewater
  • TZS782-1:2015/ISO4064:2014 Water meters for cold potable water and hot water — Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements
  • TZS 605-2: 2015 ISO 1452-2: 2009 Plastics piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground drainage and sewerage under pressure-2: Pipes
  • TZS 605-3: 2015 ISO 1452-3: 2009 Plastics piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground drainage and sewerage under pressure-3: Fittings

Service Providers Customer  Service charters

Arusha WSSA; Chalinze WSSA; Moshi WSSA; Mtwara WSSA; Tanga WSSA; Ruangwa WSSA; Mwanza WSSA; Bukoba WSSA; Kigoma WSSA; KASHWASA; Shinyanga WSSA; Biharamulo WSSA; Kilwa Masoko WSSSA; Muleba WSSA; Mugango Kiabakari WSSA; HTM WSSA; Mwanga WSSA;

 Korogwe WSSA; Muheza WSSA; Loliondo WSSA; Katesh WSSA; Kibaya WSSA;

Utete WSSA and Magugu WSSA. 

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