SDE, the Sénégalaise des Eaux, has the exclusive charge of producing and distributing potable water in Senegal under a lease granted by the government of Senegal in 1996.

SDE is internationally recognised as one of the best potable water management references in Africa.

  • SDE produces about 180 million m3 of potable water in 2013 from 148 boreholes and 10 treatment stations
  • SDE has about 706,000 customers (compared to 240,000 in 1996)
  • SDE is one of the rare operators in the water sector to be Quality, Safety, Environment certified over its entire scope of activities (ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001)
  • SDE has attained a exemplarity level of corporate and environmental responsibility within the ISO 26000 framework