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  • Welcome to Ministry of Water

    Our mandate is to develop, update and monitor the implementation of water  policy, water and sanitation legislations and strategy; preparation and coordination of all water sector management activities, including international waters. Provision of direction on water resources management and utilization.

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  • WATER COMMISSION

    Aims to develop, update and monitor the implementation of water  policy, water and sanitation legislations and strategy; preparation and coordination of all water sector management activities, including international waters. Provision of direction on water resources management and utilization.

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  • Department of 

    Water Affairs

    To manage quantity and quality of surface and subsurface water resources of Lesotho for socio-economic development of Basotho. Key functions are: water resources exploration and assessment; wetlands conservation and rehabilitation; water use management; integrated catchment management.

     

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  • Department of 

    Rural Water Supply

    Responsible for water supply and sanitation infrastructure development and service delivery in the rural areas.This is done through community managed water schemes and support to on-site sanitation.
    Integration of implementation of rural water supply with programmes of sanitation and hygiene education is done concurrently in order to realise a full health benefits of accessibility to potable water and sanitation facilities.

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  • Lesotho Lowlands Water Supply Scheme Unit

    The project aims to ensure long-term, reliable water supply for domestic and industrial purposes in Maseru and other lowland districts, and should provide more than 1.2 million people with access to clean water by 2020.

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  • WATER & SEWERAGE COMPANY

    Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) serves almost 300 000 people in the urban centres with potable water. The Company has over 80 000 customers which 60% of the total urban population. The safe drinking water is supplied through post paid, prepaid and standpipe connections. The Company also serves the many industries and commercial premises, particularly in Maseru.

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  • Lesotho Highlands Water Commission

    The Lesotho Highlands Water Commission (formerly the Joint Permanent Technical Commission) was established by the Treaty of 1986 signed between Lesotho and South Africa on the implementation of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).

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  • Lesotho Highlands Development Authority

    An ongoing water supply project with a hydropower component, developed in partnership between the governments of Lesotho and South Africa. It comprises a system of several large dams and tunnels throughout Lesotho and South Africa. In Lesotho, it involves the rivers Malibamatso, Matsoku, Senqunyane and Senqu. In South Africa, it involves the Vaal River. It is Africa’s largest water transfer scheme.

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  • METOLONG AUTHORITY

    The Mandate of Metolong Authority is implementation of The Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme (MDWSP) which is aimed at increasing access to water and improving the reliability of water supply to urban and peri-urban areas in Maseru and the neighbouring towns of Roma, Morija, Mazenod, and Teyateyaneng.

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  • LESOTHO ELECTRICITY AND WATER AUTHORITY

    Electricity pricing, complaints handling and resolution and the supervision of the implementation of the Quality of Service and Supply standards (QOSSS) by its licensees.

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Ministry of Water's mandate is to develop, update and monitor the implementation of water policy, water and sanitation legislations and strategy; preparation and coordination of all water sector management activities, including international waters. Provision of direction on water resources management and utilization. The ministry achieves its mandate through its bodies that form what is called "water sector";

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Local firms highly engaged in Phase II of the LHWP

A LOCAL company, LYMA Consulting Engineers has made history after being part of a consortium that was awarded a money for the design and...

July 28, 2017

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Development Partners engaged to make water projects success

LESOTHO is set to receive a combined US$21.4 million (about M280.2 million) to bankroll water supply and sanitation projects. The Global...

July 28, 2017

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Tips General & Water Saving

Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth
Water your garden with a watering can
Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern
Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher
Take a shorter shower.
Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge.
Install a water meter.

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