Tetra Tech Helps Provide a Solar-powered Water Supply System

Harnessing the power of the sun to provide clean water to the residents of Mapinduzi, Tanzania
Dec 27, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Tetra Tech Supports Engineers Without Borders

Tetra Tech has been a longtime supporter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), helping communities around the world meet their basic human needs. Tetra Tech partnered with the EWB Boston Professional Chapter to help bring clean, reliable water to the 4,000 residents of Mapinduzi, Tanzania. Tetra Tech supported the project through its 2016 Charity of the Year employee giving campaign, which raised funds for system installation in 2017.

Finding sufficient water for drinking and daily living was a struggle for the residents of Mapinduzi. They often resorted to collecting water from the contaminated, local river during the rainy season and digging shallow wells in the dry riverbed that were prone to collapse during the dry season.

In partnership with EWB, Tetra Tech assisted the community to update their 45-year-old water supply system, install a solar-powered pump, and prepare for the installation of two new water storage tanks. The villagers now can pump all the water they need year-round.