Phase 1 of RWSSP ran from 1st February 2006 until 31st August 2008.
Despite the limited time available to implement this phase, the Programme was able to contract 30 NSA with a total of 33 contracts. This covered 16 of the 19 provinces in PNG with the exception of New Ireland, Oro and Bougainville.
In total over 12.8 million kina has been committed to these contracts. These contracts have covered 134 communities with a population in excess of 76,700 beneficiaries. 455 water tanks have been installed, together with 57 gravity fed systems, 27 boreholes and shallow wells and 2207 improved latrines with numbers still increasing.