The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) plans to undertake 43 projects in the Ethiopians fiscal year to improve safe drinking water supply and liquid waste management in the metropolis.
FBC reports that more than $135m (3.5 billion birr) has been allocated for the execution of the water projects.
AAWSA’s Communication Affairs Support Process Leader, Suleiman Teyib, said 13 water wells, which will help supply 14,000 cubic meters of water per day, will be drilled in areas that have no enough access to water.
Nine medium water wells will also be drilled, he added.
The water wells will help provide safe water for 140,000 dwellers in the capital as well as push the city’s daily water supply capacity to 622,000 cubic meters from 608,000 cubic meters now, he said.
The authority also plans to purchase 35 liquid waste disposal trucks and build 643 modern public toilets in the budget year.