In line with its mandate, the was mandated to undertake the following responsibilities:
a) Ownership and custodian of water and sewerage assets/infrastructure.
b) Planning, development and expansion of water and sewerage services infrastructure.
c) Appoint viable and well managed Water Service Providers and ensure they have appropriate systems by undertaking the following:
i. Enforce water quality monitoring
ii. Ensure they have maintenance systems and procedures to minimize interruptions to water supplies
d) Build capacities of Water Service Providers to embrace efficiency, accountability and responsibility in service delivery
e) Monitoring and supervision of water and sewerage services provision by WSPs.
This mandate is expected to change after the passing of the draft water bill of 2012.