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Water metering has already been in existence in Tanzania for some time, but has been limited to the urban areas.

TitleWater metering development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsJigabha, J.
Secondary TitlePublication series B
Volumeno. 52
Pagination73 p.: 22 fig., 1 map, 21 tab.
Date Published1992-01-01
PublisherTampere University of Technology, Institute of Water and Environmental Engineeri
Place PublishedTampere, Finland
ISBN Number9517218664
Keywordsadministration, attitudes, cab92/6, cost recovery, data analysis, planning, tanzania dar es salaam, tariffs, wastage, water metering, willingness to pay
Abstract

Water metering has already been in existence in Tanzania for some time, but has been limited to the urban areas. Present consumer dissatisfaction results from problems encountered, such as the meters registering air, lack of maintenance of meters and/or water supply systems, and poor water quality. Metering is necessary to monitor water use patterns, control tariffs, and detect leakages and water wastage. The report compares and contrasts several types of water meters. Leakage control, corrosion control, incentives and motivation of staff, and maintenance procedures are discussed. In the present situation in Dar es Salaam, the domestic consumption is estimated at 57% of the total water consumption, while estimates of water losses in the system are ranged from 25-40%. Customers do not feel that the prices are fairly formulated. Water resellers are legal, but must be registered. The Appendices contain the sample consumer questionnaire, the regulation water meter specifications, water consumption statistics and a generalized map of the water supply system.

Notes31 ref.
Custom 1263, 824

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