No significant investment since 1972 – Only ad hoc, unplanned and unregulated expansion. The city networks still have asbestos mains. Distribution limited to 2/3 out of the 5 districts.
In 2016, when HUWSUP is finished the bulk water supply into Hargeisa will increase BUT the existing urban distribution network cannot equitably distribute this water to all parts of the city. HWA has outline designs for major trunk mains. In addition to these trunk mains, the secondary, tertiary and household connections need to be replaced. There is no water treatment at present – not even chlorination. HWA does not have water testing facilities.
There is enough underground water to serve the city BUT HWA cannot get the water to the city unless the right investment is made.  Donate for clean and safe water for Hargeisa residents.