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Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (RWASCO) supplies water to Kigali City and all urban centres of Rwanda. Major problems with water pipelines in rural areas were reported by the World Bank in 2004. Local public-private partnerships were subsequently formed by RWASCO across Rwanda, to cover the management of 235 rural water supply systems, 28% of the 847 systems in the country, by 2012. Partnerships also proliferate as non-profit providers move in to improve access to clean water, such as the Catalyst’s Rwanda Clean Water Protect for families. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation facilitated 144 PPP contracts over four districts for 2013 in rural water and sanitation.

Rural areas are supplied by natural springs and some other projects by water utilities. Various initiatives assist the rural communities who do not have access to clean water. One such initiative, the Rwanda Clean Water Project, has partnered with Catalyst to raise money for families that do not have access to clean water. Tap water is generally considered safe to Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (RWASCO) supplies water to Kigali City and all urban centres of Rwanda. Rural areas are supplied by natural springs and some other projects by water utilities. Various initiatives assist the rural communities who do not have access to clean water. One such initiative, the Rwanda Clean Water Project, has partnered with Catalyst to raise money for families that do not have access to clean water. Tap water is generally considered safe to drink; however, foreign visitors are often recommended to drink bottled water, which is sold in all major cities.

Water and Sanitation organisations in Rwanda
Ministry of Lands Enviornment, Forestry, Water & Mines