In Summary
  • He said water service providers from the counties had not paid their bills.
  • Voi town and its environs have been affected by the interruption after the board shutdown the Mzima water pipeline.
  • Taita Taveta’s water company, Tavevo, owes the board an accumulated debt of Sh411 million.

The Coast Water Services Board has disrupted water supply to Taita Taveta County due to lack of chlorine to treat it.

Voi town and its environs have been affected by the interruption after the board shutdown the Mzima water pipeline which also supplies Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties.

But the board’s Chief Executive Officer Jacob Torrut termed the interruption as minor.

He said water service providers from the counties had not paid their bills leading to the shortage of the essential chemical.

“We aren’t allowed to supply untreated water. We better shut down a plant than risk by supplying raw water,” he said.

He said they have already procured the chemical and assured residents that water supply will be restored by the end of Wednesday.

SUPPLY TO RESUME

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