The Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (Dawasa) has unveiled an ambitious plan to meet increasing water demands in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions by 2032. Addressing Bagamoyo water consumers during a public inquiry on water services yesterday, Dawasa technical services director Boniface Kasiga said the programme was part of the authoritys 25-year strategic plan. According to him, the authority has been implementing the strategic plan since 2007 in a concerted effort to improve water production and supply in the two regions. The plan includes the construction of a new water reservoir in Morogoro Region and tapping underground water in Mkuranga and Kigamboni areas. The strategic plan intends to improve our water production capacity from the current 3 million to 450 million cubic metres per day, said the Dawasa technical services chief. He stressed that his authority would review consumer water charges gradually between this year and 2013 to enable it achieve the ambitious plan. We need more money to build new infrastructure, maintain existing ones, improve water quality and buy working tools to expand our outreach, said Kasiga Giving details of the new water source to be developed at Kisiju area, he said the underground water source would be producing 260,000 cubic metres per day. Kasiga said water produced there would be pumped to the Dar es Salaam central business district for both industrial and domestic use. Another underground water source would be developed at Mpera in Mkuranga where a total of 130,000 cubic metres per day will be produced. Kasiga said the price hike was an important element for the authority, which has contracted Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (Dawasco) to offer the services to individual customers to make the strategic plan a success.