Involving Local Communities in Water Supply to Ensure Safe Drinking Water: A Study at Dar Es Saalam

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Although water is a lifesaving essential resource, equal access to the safe and secured water across the regions including rural, semi-urban and smaller towns is denied due to lack of decentralized policies that provide free access to safe drinking water. A study initiated at the Ukonga ward of the Ilala District of Dar Es salaam, Tanzania proposed to involve local communities and local governments for water supply. The study examined the water distribution in Dar Es Salaam and found several gaps in the water distribution despite clear policies. The study made suggestions to improve the quality water supply by fixing implementation errors.

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