Maputo

Maputo is no longer an ACF area, though it continues to be in the WSUP portfolio.

Mozambique’s capital city is Maputo with approximately 1 million inhabitants. Greater Maputo is composed of two municipal Councils of Maputo and Matola that have a combined population of over two million.

The districts of Maputo are subdivided in to Bairros. Many bairros are not linked to the central water network and water is provided by independent water providers. Where connections do exist, many of them are illegal, leading to high revenue losses for the water company. Management of the water standpipes is often poor.

Our key activities implemented in Maputo were:

  • A policy impact study on tariffs in low income urban communities that enabled appropriate, well-informed tariff setting.
  • Capacity-building within the utility on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction and leakage detection, which enabled significant reductions in NRW, enabling the utility to also extend the daily hours of receiving water from 8 to 16.
  • Tertiary networks were extended into Xipamanine and Mafalala, improving access for 5,100 and 23,400 people respectively.
  • Nine completely new sanitation blocks were constructed, with a further one refurbished, giving 950 people access to sanitation.
  • A pilot was started for supporting small-scale enterprises in pit emptying, which has continued beyond the end of ACF’s support.
  • Sanitation and hygiene clubs were started and supported in schools.
  • A hygiene promotion pilot reached nearly 5,000 people with important hygiene messages.
  • Support was given to set up a sanitation platform to enable the key stakeholders to come together, whereas previously the framework here had been very fragmented.

In total, 36,000 people were positively affected by ACF in Maputo.