City has 200,000 cu­bic me­tres wa­ter deficit a day, work­ing to in­crease sup­ply

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Nairobi county has a wa­ter deficit of 200,000 cu­bic me­tres per day. It gets a sup­ply of slightly more than 500,000 cu­bic me­tres per day against de­mand of 700,000 cu­bic me­tres. The city de­pends on sup­ply from five wa­ter sources un­der the fa­cil­i­ta­tion of the Athi Wa­ter Ser­vices Board. Sa­sumua Dam sup­plies 52,800 cu­bic me­tres per day, Kikuyu Springs sup­plies 4,000 cu­bic me­tres, Ruiru Dam 22,800 cu­bic me­tres, Ngethu Wa­ter Works 379,200 cu­bic me­tres and the Thika Dam 91,200 cu­bic me­tres. Wa­ter CS Eu­gene Wa­malwa yes­ter­day said the min­istry and the board are work­ing on projects to in­crease wa­ter sup­ply in Nairobi. He cited the North­ern Col­lec­tor Tun­nel Project, which is pro­jected to de­liver an ad­di­tional 140 mil­lion cu­bic me­tres of wa­ter a day to Nairobi and its satel­lite towns. Wa­malwa said Nairobi will host the first Kenya Wa­ter Week next month and in­vite ex­perts from other coun­tries to share how they sus­tain sup­ply.

/ENOS TECHE

Wa­ter CS Eu­gene Wa­malwa and Kebs man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Charles Ong­wae at the 6th In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Plas­tic Pip­ing Sys­tem on Oc­to­ber 6

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