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The Environment and Agriculture: Tanzania

Water in Africa

Africa, Tanzania


by Lorie Burnett, Korogwe, Tanga Region, Tanzania

World Vision is working on a catchment dam project designed to catch rainwater. This is supposed to improve the village's water supply (not in my village, Korogwe, but in another town).

by Gary Port, Morogoro (Mzumbe), Tanzania

Since the installation of new pipes as well as the construction of water towers in my town (both to store water and to provide water), the quality of water has been much improved. People can now devote more of their time to other things, such as education, instead of fetching water from the river.

As far as the environment is concerned, only a very limited amount of pollution has taken place, from plastic bags which clog pipes to the insecticides farmers use in the mountain. But overall, the quality of water hasn't changed drastically.

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