Improving and Expanding Supply
Samoa Water Authority is always working on major projects to build new infrastructure or replace old pipelines in order to improve the service it provides to its existing customers, extend service coverage to areas that have never had water before, and to improve people’s quality of life by providing treated water.
Nearly all the main water pipelines in the urban areas of the island of Upolu have been replaced in the last 10 years. As a result of the major pipeline upgrades there has been a decrease in frequent pipeline bursts, interruptions to supply and drops in water pressure. These upgrades have also transferred customers in these areas from raw water schemes to treated water schemes which have several social benefits for these communities.
Samoa Water Authority is now focusing on improving the rural networks on Upolu and Savai’i islands, replacing old pipes and building new pipelines and bores to service areas which have not had access to treated water before.