Project Assessment Visit at the Iringa Water Supply and Sanitation Authority

18. Dec 2018

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project proposal field assessment at the Iringa Water Supply and Sanitation Authority from 11th to 12th December 2018. The team visited different water sources which include the intake and water treatment plant at Ruaha river, Kitwiru spring and  a borehole. Mgongo tank, the area for the construction of a 300m3 storage tank at Igwachanya hill and an existing storage tank that was constructed by DANIDA in 1980`s were also seen.
The proposed project intends to extend the distribution network to uncovered service areas of Iringa UWASA.The IFF team therefore held meetings with Village Government leaders of Igwachanya, Kitwiru and Nduli to assess the resident’s willingness to pay for the proposed services.
Way forward: The utility was advised to revise their proposal, particularly with regard to actual production figures for demand calculations and update of the presented BOs. Further, the working schedule should include the anticipated number of customer connections so as to assess the increase in revenue collection in different years.