9,000 residents of four villages in the Iringa Region of Central Tanzania.
Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Ruaha (Iringa).
Kilolo Development Project Community Steering Group / Diocese Development Officer.
Survey by Regional Water Engineer.
Construction by the beneficiary communities with assistance from CED.
2004 – 2007.
European Commission £275,400
Tearfund, UK £49,000
Tearfund, Australia £37,000
St. Michael’s Chester Square £2,600
A gravity piped water supply to four villages from springs within Lilamgambi Forest in the Manyagi River headwaters. No closer viable source exists. The project was designed for an eventual population of 13,000 people.
This is a community initiative to combat poverty and disease by providing access to clean water. As well as water supply it includes health education, sanitation, produce-marketing and community empowerment.
Topographical survey work was undertaken by staff of the Regional Water Engineer. Design was carried out by CED in consultation with the Regional Water Engineer and the Community Steering Group who supplied labour and were given training for ongoing management.
A 100mm pipeline, 17km long, now serves Kilolo and continues as a 75mm pipe to Utengule. Branches serve Luganga and lusinga. The four villages are all provided with storage tanks to meet peak demands and provide some reserve during repair work. A fifth tank serves Kilolo Secondary Boarding School.