DAR ES SALAAM residents have been urged to pay water bills on time to avoid creating loopholes where some steal and destroy water infrastructure unnecessarily in the city.

The call was made in Dar es Salaam yesterday by Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Paul Makonda, while addressing journalists during Water Week, which is being celebrated from 16 to 22 March, every year.

He said in this year’s celebration, citizens should be educated on the importance of protecting existing water infrastructure for the liquid to be available to them all the time.

“Various seminars will be conducted and education on procedures of owning of wells will also be provided with the aim of improving quality of water produced from wells in the city,” Mr Makonda further said.

The RC advised Dar es Salaam residents to give priority to water catchment areas, adding that vandalism should be reported as fast as possible to safeguard water infrastructure in all stages of supply.

He said in the ongoing water projects in the city, they expect Ruvu Juu project will be completed this month and produce 196 litres of water from 82 litres that it is providing now.

Mr Makonda said by 2020, the city will have access to 95 per cent of clean water.

On their side, Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) Assistant Officer, Kiula Kingu promised that they will make sure that in the coming three weeks, water woes in the city will be sorted out.

This year’s World Week theme is “Water and Wastewater – Reduce and Reuse.”

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