In 2019 the James Percy Foundation awarded WSUP a three-year grant to support the government-mandated water utility and a local water trust to improve the water supply in Chazanga, a peri-urban area within the city of Lusaka in Zambia.

Activities under this project include:

  • Increasing the water supply by drilling a commercial borehole, and by installing and/or rehabilitating a water storage tank.
  • Reducing water losses by repairing infrastructure and introducing more effective leak detection and water pressure management.
  • Improving access to the water supply by expanding the network, installing pre-paid dispensers and improving water quality testing.
  • Building the capacity of the local service providers to ensure the financial sustainability of operations and future investment in capital projects.