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Liberia - Monrovia Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)


Monrovia water supply and sewerage system had largely ceased functioning by the end of the war because of vandalization, illegal connections and high water losses. The water treatment plant was operated at 11% capacity with frequent interruption; supply was 1.25% of actual demand and 75% of water produced was unaccounted for. The sewerage system which originally covered 17% of population was down to serving about 7% because of bursts and blockages causing back flows in other areas. The impact of this state of affairs was poor environmental health translating into over 30% of family resources being spent on the treatment of water-borne diseases. The operations of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation ( LWSC ) suffered from logistical constraints, inefficient systems and inadequate staff numbers with low skills.

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