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  • Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere
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Ministry of Water

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To have sustainable water resources there is a specific mechanism that helps to protect these resources for the welfare of society and the environment. Water is used in commercial and noncommercial activities (companies selling bottled drinking water, door to door water supply, land bought with a natural water source, irrigation, domestic uses etc.). All water sources are registered as well as all water uses need to have a permit from the basin water office.


  • Visit the water basin office near you, with your identity card
  • Fill the Application Form to request a permit for water use. Application fee should be paid
  • The application will be published in a government newspaper and posted on district commissioner’s office notice board
  • The water basin office through its different Stakeholders on land, law, environment and water will have to look in to any impact that will be caused if the applicant will be given a certificate to use water from the water source in question.
  • After 40 days, the application will be discussed in the basin water board meeting
  • The certificate will be awarded after approval from the board



  • Application fees
  • Annual water use fee
Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 24-11-2015
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