Changing lives through shared sanitation in Maputo

So when the opportunity came for this new shared toilet, I didn’t hesitate and I accepted.

Luisa, one of the women who decided to support the drive for improved sanitation with her own money.

Key activities in Greater Maputo

Improving water supply by providing integrated support

We’ve worked closely with AdeM, FIPAG and CRA to build their capacity to provide a universal water supply. This includes helping AdeM improve services within low-income communities through the construction of 100km of networks. We’ve promoted 15,000 household connections that enable AdeM become more responsive to community feedback, as well as reduce losses caused by theft, leakage and inefficient billing and payment collections. We’ve also helped FIPAG and small-scale operators to provide a better service through water networks.

Improving sanitation across the city

We’ve supported city-wide institutions to develop a sanitation masterplan, with a focus on services for low-income residents. We’ve assisted the Maputo Municipal Council to create a by-law that will bring in funding through a new sanitation tariff. This will mean significant new funding for services for low-income customers. We’ve also supported the Maputo Municipal Council in building nearly 600 shared sanitation facilities which have improved sanitation services for over 100,000 people. As the new funding is introduced and shared sanitation systems are copied, we expect them to benefit around one million people currently without adequate sanitation.

Blog – Feb 2019: WSUP wins AMCOW AfricaSan award for our work in Mozambique

Blog – August 2018: Shared sanitation: benefitting residents in Maputo and beyond

Report – Feb 2018: An integrated approach to peri-urban sanitation and hygiene in Maputo

Ensuring safe sludge transport and disposal

We’re providing training, equipment and ongoing support to 10 private operators. We’re also building a transfer station that will allow for the cheaper transport of faecal sludge to Maputo’s main treatment works, which we are helping Maputo Municipal Council to return the facility to operational condition.

Working with schools in Maputo

We’re helping to improve sanitation conditions in 11 schools and their surrounding communities. We’re also supporting the school boards to establish effective management of water and sanitation facilities and implement hygiene promotion campaigns. We support Maputo Municipal Council with a strategic plan for WASH facilities for schools and will use our model for water and sanitation to reach all of Maputo’s primary schools.

With the support of WSUP, the Maputo City Council has strengthened its technical capacity and taken safe steps to improve sanitation services provided to communities. WSUP actively contributes to a vision of the future that considers the provision of adequate sanitation services to the entire population.

David Simango, Mayor of Maputo

Key partners in Greater Maputo

Águas da Região de Maputo (AdeM), regulated water utility for Maputo

Fundo de Investimento e Património de Abastecimento de Água (FIPAG),water supply asset owner and water utility for towns such as Beira

Conselho Municipal de Maputo (CMM), Maputo Municipal Council