Welcome to Tanathi Water Works Development Agency


In terms of section 68 of the water act 2016, the powers and functions of the water works development agency shall be to;

  • Undertake the development, maintenance and management of the national public water works within its area of jurisdiction;
  • Operate the waterworks and provide water services as a water service provider, until such a time as responsibility for the operation and management of the water works are handed over to a county government, joint committee, authority of county governments or water services provider within whose area of jurisdiction or supply the waterworks is located;
  • Provide reserve capacity for purposes of providing water services where pursuant to section 103, the Regulatory Board orders the transfer of water services functions from a defaulting water services provider to another licensee;
  • Provide technical services and capacity building to such county governments and water services providers within its area as may be requested; and provide to the Cabinet Secretary technical support in the discharge of his or her functions under the Constitution and this Act.  

In light of this mandate it is important to note TAWSB has a road map that clearly articulates areas of focus with clear deliverables