The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) is a parastatal organization wholly owned by the Botswana Government. It was established in 1970 by an Act of Parliament (Laws of Botswana Cap: 74:02) with a mandate to manage a single project for the supply and distribution of water in what was then called the Shashe Development Area.
This involved planning, constructing, operating, treating, maintaining and distributing water resources in the country’s urban centres and other areas mandated by the Botswana Government, as well as the supply of bulk water to the Department of Water Affairs and the various Local Authorities for distribution to villages and other small settlements in the country.
In the forty-six years since its inception, the Corporations mandate has expanded to supplying potable water to all urban centres and villages in the country, as well as managing wastewater under the Water Sector reforms Programme (WSRP). The programme resulted from a study to rationalize the water sector in Botswana and ensure uniform service levels for all for all. The implementation of WSRP effected in May 2009 and the actual takeover was completed in 2013.
Following the commencement of the implementation of the WSRP, the Corporation’s customer base has grown significantly from 80, 000 at the beginning of the reforms in 2009 to 355 000 at 31st March 2015. The Corporation presently supplies over 80million cubic metres of potable water annually to its customer base.
With a property, plant and equipment value of over P6billion, the Corporation’s infrastructure includes nine dams: the Gaborone, Nnywane, Bokaa, Shashe, Letsibogo, Ntimbale, Dikgatlhong, Lotsane, Thune as well as the North South Carrier Scheme I (NSC I) which comprises a 365Km long pipeline, water treatment plants and associated pump stations.
To be a world class water utility
To provide sustainable water and wastewater management services in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner to the economy.
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