kisii water project
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.