Tanzanian City Gets New Sewage Scheme to Curb Disease, Ocean Pollution

By Kizito Makoye

Dar es Salaam — Wastewater treatment plants, to be built in a $600-million project backed by the World Bank and other donors, are intended to improve human and marine health

For Andrew Kilula, the wastewater perpetually seeping from his toilet presents a daunting and costly challenge.

"When my children step in it, they get sick. I don't always have the money to treat them," he said.

The father of six, who lives in the Kigogo area of Dar es Salaam, about 20 minutes by car from the centre of Tanzania's biggest city, has no choice other than to discharge the sludge from his toilet in the nearby Msimbazi River.

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