USAID administers two programs to improve the infrastructure and institutions in Kosovo responsible for the water sector.
The Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation Program (SIWSK) helps five municipalities improve the quality of, and access to, potable water for 109,000 residents. Only 45 percent of residents in the municipalities of Pejë/Pec, Klinë/Klina, Malishevë/Malisevo, Gllogovc/Glogovac, and Lipjan have access to potable water, compared to the national average of 61 percent. The program assists with the construction of water supply systems.
The Kosovo Water Institutional Sector Reform (K-WISER) Program works with two Regional Water Companies (RWCs), Hidrodrini in Peja/Pec and Hidroregjioni Jugor in Prizren, to improve financial operations in their water supply and sanitation services in their respective regions. Technical assistance was provided to improve internal management of the Regional Water Companies, rehabilitate infrastructure and to enable increased private sector participation in the water sector.
- 98,017 persons received access to potable water
- New water distribution networks completed in the villages of Zahaq, Pavlan, Nakell, Llabjan, Ramun, Lutogllave, Ruhot, Nabergjan, and Trstenik, including transmission pipes in the Peja/Pec municipality
- New distribution networks installed in Livagje, Konjuh, Banulle, Gllogovc, Bujari and Qallapek, including transmission pipes, water reservoirs and pumping station in Konjuh, Lipjan/Lipljan municipality
- New transmission line, pump station, reservoir and distribution network for Komorani and Zabeli I Eperm villages constructed in addition to the rehabilitation and expansion of the water treatment plant in Gllogovc/Gllogovac municipality.
Project Duration: September 2008 – June 2013; September 2008 - January 2014
USAID Contact: Perihan Ymeri
Implementing Partner: Tetra Tech; and International Relief Development (IRD)
Last updated: June 11, 2013