The Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (National Water Distribution Utility) was created by the law N°68-22 of July, 2nd 1968.
It is under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture.
It is a non-administrative public enterprise.
SONEDE's mission is to supply all the country with potable water.
The main activities are:
Water production: production, treatment and transport,
Water distribution: management and maintenance of drinking water network and equipment and management of customers,
Development: studies, works and supply.