Impacts of privatization of domestic water supply services on access to water by the urban poor in Tanzania

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Date
2008
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
This study investigates the impacts of privatization of domestic water supply services on access to water by the urban poor in Tanzania, a case study of Kinondoni municipality in Dar es Salaam region. Recognizing the difficulties in isolating the urban poor within an urban set up, the study adopted residential settlements that are divided into different population densities; which also correspond, albeit roughly to income categories in which the low density areas are inhabited by high income residents. The medium and high density areas inhabited by middle and low income groups respectively. The study involved 150 heads of households from three selected wards and the field survey took place between November 2007 and January 2008.Census reports of 2002 were used to determine the population of Dar es Salaam and Kinondoni Municipality in particular. Dar es Salaam Master Plan of 1990 was used to locate three residential areas that were under the study. Both purposeful and simple random sampling was used to select the study area and sample elements respectively. Structured interview and field observation were used during field survey to collect data. The study findings revealed that access to domestic water supply has a spatial variation within the City of Dar Es Salaam; high income areas are well served while the low income areas usually of high density population are poorly served. This variation has become more acute after the privatization of domestic water supply services.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF TD319.T34M73)
Keywords
domestic, water
Citation
Mrcma, S (2008) Impacts of privatization of domestic water supply services on access to water by the urban poor in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.