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Drilling and Dam Construction Agency - DDCA

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Borehole construction has helped to improve the availability of clean and safe water for domestic uses, irrigation, industrial uses and others. It has helped to improve the livelihoods of many Tanzanians. Boreholes have been constructed by the government especially in the rural areas to ensure that people get clean and safe water. Boreholes have also been constructed by non-governmental organizations, donors, industries and individuals.



  • Visit the Basin Water office near you with your identity card.
  • Fill the Application Form to request a permit to sink or enlarge a well/borehole
  • Application fee should be paid
  • After 14 days the permit will be issued/denied.
  • After the permit is issued:
    • Visit the Drilling and Dam Construction Agency office near you
    • Register
    • A hydrogeological survey will be done on the area
    • A report on the borehole depth will be provided
    • Borehole construction
    • Pump testing


  • Circumference and depth of the well/borehole, pipes used on construction
  • Distance between the construction site and the offices
  • Inaccessibility of the construction site
  • Supervision charge
  • Equipment leasing charges


Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 29-10-2018
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