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We greatly thank all those who attended our Public Education Forum. We are in the process of organizing many more such events wehere we can meet much more often to hear all your suggestions and complaints

Ongoing Projects


A.     COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KIAMBU PROJECTS 

Due to the rising cost of water production, especially electricity and pipes, we settled on gravitational sources as the most ideal source of water for Kiwasco due to their low recurrent expenditure. After a lot of field investigations, in liaison with Athi Water, we concluded that Kamiti and Riara Rivers would be the most viable site for the weir (small dams). These two sources will inject an additional 8,000m3 per day. The projects will comprise of small dams (weirs) about 6 meters high, treatment plants and clear water tanks. Water will then gravitate to the consumers.

The Riara River source will deliver water through a 10” diameter distribution main to a 1,250m3 tank that we have recently constructed at Kangoya Primary School – a site that was donated to us by the Catholic Church. Kamiti River source will deliver water to the 1,186m3 ground masonry tank located at an area called Mwandus. The distribution main will also be 10” in diameter. These two projects have already started and it will be completed within one and a half years.

We will also identify other gravitational sources within Kiambu County in liaison with the County Government of Kiambu for design purposes so that we can have a shopping basket for possible donor funding.

A.     COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KIAMBU PROJECTS (13TH FEBRUARY 2015)

  1. We took over the running of Ndumberi Water project from the community in September 2014 courtesy of the County Government of Kiambu. This borehole has a yield of 14m3 of water per hour.  Currently about 25 consumers have been connected within Ndumberi town.

The pipe work we inherited was not professionally installed. The depth of the pipelines is shallow and broken broken pipes are a common feature. Replacement of the broken pipes is being carried out systematically.

  1. Installation of a 7 km gravity main to from Kanunga Springs to Kiambu town is on – going courtesy of the County Government of Kiambu. Construction of a sump for the same is yet to start. This new infrastructure is will provide an additional 150m3 of water per day as authorized by Water Resources Management Authority.

 

B.     WATER SERVICE TRUST FUND (WSTF):

  1. Two Projects that were funded by WSTF are now complete and will be commissioned soon. These projects comprise of:

·       Erection of a100m3 18m high steel tank and a 4.0km distribution line within Rock-line area. Currently 20 consumers already transferred to the new lines.

·      Erection of a 165m3 18m high steel tank and a 4.5km distribution system at Indian Bazaar. Currently 80 consumers already transferred to the new lines.

 

Way forward:

Due to the rising cost of water production, especially electricity and pipes, we settled on gravitational sources as the most ideal source of water for Kiwasco due to their low recurrent expenditure. After a lot of field investigations, in liaison with Athi Water, we concluded that Kamiti and Riara Rivers would be the most viable site for the weir (small dams). These two sources will inject an additional 8,000m3 per day. The projects will comprise of small dams (weirs) about 6 meters high, treatment plants and clear water tanks. Water will then gravitate to the consumers.

The Riara River source will deliver water through a 10” diameter distribution main to a 1,250m3 tank that we have recently constructed at Kangoya Primary School – a site that was donated to us by the Catholic Church. Kamiti River source will deliver water to the 1,186m3 ground masonry tank located at an area called Mwandus. The distribution main will also be 10” in diameter. These two projects have already started and it will be completed within one and a half years.

 

We will also identify other gravitational sources within Kiambu County in liaison with the County Government of Kiambu for design purposes so that we can have a shopping basket for possible donor funding.