Liberia: Sixty-three thousand Liberians to gain access to safe water supply

© Arne Hoel / World Bank

The International Development Association, part of the World Bank, will provide US$10 million credit to increase access to piped water supply services in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, and surrounding areas, and improve the operational efficiency of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation. The Liberia Urban Water Supply Project which targets 63,000 direct beneficiaries, 44 percent of which are women and girls, will facilitate critical repairs, rehabilitation of the existing distribution network and the extension to new areas with additional customers. The project will facilitate new connections, more hours of water supply, fewer interruptions in water service and closer proximity to safe water supply sources. Furthermore, the installation of bulk meters across the network will allow the utility to set up district-metered areas to track and address non-revenue water more effectively.