Completed Projects

The Board has completed construction of the Chitipa Water Supply System. The facilities that have been constructed include a new water treatment plant at Kalenge, 40.9 kilometre transmission pipelines, 48.8 kilometre distribution lines, pump stations and 6 storage tanks and a clear water tank. 3000 metres were also supplied for new water connections.
The project whose construction began in July 2015 by PLEM Construction is being funded to the tune of US$13 million with US$10 million provided by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and US$3 million by the Government of Malawi.
The new system was commissioned in March 2017.

The Board has completed installation of new pressure filters at the Karonga Water Treatment Plant. The works were carried out by SAWA Group Limited at the sum of about MK500 million. The Board financed the project with its own resources
The new filters were commissioned in 2016.
The project has helped alleviate challenges the Board was experiencing with the Paladin donated Garnet Halliday Plant.

3. UN Habitat WASH Project
In partnership with UN Habitat, the Board has implemented a project to improve water supply in peri urban areas of Mzuzu City and Karonga Town. The project has increased access to water supply and improved sanitation to 51,000 community members and school children in low income areas of Mzuzu City and Karonga Towns.
The EU through UN Habitat provided USD455,883 while the Board co-financed with the amount of USD 617,772; the bulk of which was used towards Karonga Pressure Filters Project.
The project was implemented over a two-year period from July 2015 to May 2017.

4. Red Cross WASH Project
In partnership with Red Cross Malawi, the Board implemented another project to improve water supply in some areas in the Board’s supply areas. The project covered WASH activities in the low income and peri urban areas of Mzuzu City and Karonga towns and the target population was 45,000.
The project was financed by EU through Netherlands and Red Cross with a sum of €239,160. The funding covered all project costs while staffing and administrative costs were contributed by the NRWB.
The project started in October 2014 and was completed in June 2017.