The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar



The Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA) which was established under Act. No. 4 of 2006, is a semi-autonomous entity with the overall management of water supply services and Water Resources Management in Zanzibar. The anticipated beneficiaries are 1,161,915 people of Zanzibar as projected with an average annual growth rate of 3.5% based on 2002 population census which gave 984,625 people.The overall national coverage of water is currently at 65% at an average of daily service of 12 hrs. ZAWA has also an obligation of setting water tariffs to be collected as revenue from water supply so as to meet all direct and indirect costs of operation and maintenance including capital expansion of minor services.

Focusing on core business, ZAWA is ensuring that resources and competence are aligned to its mission. The strategic direction of ZAWA is revolving around the core business, which are central to the business of the Authority and are in line with its mandate. These core business includes:-

  • Conserving,protecting and regulating the water resources in the Country.
  • Ensuring reliable water supply services in the Country in a commercial viable manner.
  • Developing and maintaining infrastructure for water resources manager and water services provision.