“A new water supply system has been inaugurated in Netia, in the district of Monapo in Mozambique’s northern province of Nampula.
“The rehabilitated small water supply system will provide clean drinking water for the 15,000 people living in the area. It has seven new water standpipes and nine boreholes equipped with manual pumps. In addition, 40 water sources have been rehabilitated along with four school toilet blocks.
“As a result of the improvements, 17 communities have been assessed to be free from open air defecation zone (LIFECA).
“According to a press release from the Embassy of the United States, the system is being overseen by water committees and a shop has stocks of spare parts to guarantee the system’s sustainability.
“The project was jointly launched in 2010 by USAID and the company Coca-Cola because of the low rate of coverage of clean drinking water in the province (which stood at 41 per cent).”
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