Tanga Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority operates, performs and discharge its functions in accordance to and not limited to the Water Supply and Sanitation Act, No. 5 of 2019, Performance Contracts with the Ministry of Water and the Treasury Registrar’s Office, the Public Procurement Act of 2011, Operational Guidelines, EWURA Act CAP 414 of 2001 and the National Water Policy of 2002.

The Authority commenced its activities in July 1998 and it marked its twenty fourth year of operation on 30th June 2022 for service provision in Tanga City and following the service extension which was gazetted by the Government in September, 2019 via a GN 666 the provision of water supply and sanitation services in the towns of Muheza and Pangani. The major roles of Tanga UWASA are to supply sufficient, clean and safe water to satisfy the growing demand of Tanga City, Muheza and Pangani Townships residents and safely collect and dispose sewage in compliance to environmental and health standards.

With the vision to being a world class customer focused water supply and sanitation utility, the Authority’s mission is to provide adequate and quality water supply and sanitation services to the residents of Tanga City, Muheza and Pangani Townships through motivated and customer focused staff in an environmentally friendly manner.