kisii wa­ter project

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Ger­man Bank (KfW)-funded Sh1.4 bil­lion Kisii wa­ter sup­ply project has started, Gov­er­nor James Ong­wae an­nounced yes­ter­day.

Al­ready, 1,000 out of 5,000 new me­tres have been in­stalled, in­creas­ing rev­enue gen­er­a­tion for the Gusii Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Com­pany, whose man­age­ment has been re­or­gan­ised to im­prove ser­vices, he said.

Speak­ing at Gusii Sta­dium dur­ing Mashu­jaa Day cel­e­bra­tions, Ong­wae ex­pressed his con­fi­dence that the project will end wa­ter shortage.

He said phase one will be im­ple­mented in nine months. It will in­clude ex­ten­sion of wa­ter sup­ply to Nya­mataro es­tate and re­pair of the pipe­line and the in­take at Ke­gati.

Phase two will en­tail ex­pan­sion of the treat­ment works at Ke­gati to in­crease ca­pac­ity from six mil­lion litres to 24 mil­lion litres per day. Also, con­struc­tion of high-ca­pac­ity dis­tri­bu­tion tanks at Nyan­guru and Bo­bara­cho, me­ter­ing and lay­ing afresh of the sup­ply pipe­line.

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