Water and Sanitation Corporation wants to increase access to clean water to 100% in its ongoing projects implemented in rural and urban areas during fiscal year 2018/19.
Today access to clean water stands at 85% in urban areas and it is 45% in rural areas.
WASAC is implementing over 40 water and sanitation projects countrywide estimated to cost $300 million which are expected to close the gap in accessing clean water and sanitary services.
On the other side, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is complementing the corporation by funding capacity building programs that provide skills needed by WASAC staff and the private sector which engage in service delivery to Rwandans.
Projects are working on rehabilitating old water supply, constructing new ones and also extending water to their treatment plants and water supply systems.
Sanitation projects are concerting on constructing centralized sewerage systems, landfills and modern latrines for schools.
AfDB is also funding Rwanda water and sanitation program working on water supply infrastructure and services improvement;sanitation infrastructure and services improvement, and institutional support to WASAC.
The programs is being implemented in Kigali and the cities of Rubavu, Rusizi,Nyagatare,Muhanga,Huye, Musanze and Karongi districts to construct water supply and sanitation sub-projects.
In the districts 1.1million people will access improved water supply services and 475000 get improved sanitation services.
AfDB partners Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), European Development Bank (EIB), OPEC International Development Fund (OFID) and the Rwandan Government are funding the program with an estimated $281million.
Nzove water treatment plant will be upgraded to have the capacity of availing 55000 metric cubes of clean water to Kigali people per day.
Gihira II water treatment plant will be constructed with the capacity to hold 15000 metric cubes per day while Gihira I is rehabilitated to continue supplying 8000 metric cubes a day.
Rehabilitation will commence with six water treatment plants in Musanze, Rubavu,Muhanga,Nyagatare,Huye and Rusizi districts while studies for future projects are carried on Muhanga,Karongi and Ngoma water treatment plants.
A central sewerage system will be constructed in Kigali and new sewers installed on already existing building.
Four Faecal sludge treatment plants and 4 modern solid waste management landfills will be constructed in the cities of Rusizi,Karongi, Musanze and Rubavu. Schools in the districts will get latrines.
WASAC will also install a water and wastewater central laboratory and a central training center.