In Summary
  • The project, which will commence in February 2020 and take 10 months to complete, will see pipes connected from Kabete to Nairobi’s South C estate, where a huge storage tank will be located.
  • Nahashon Muguna, Urban Water's acting Managing Director, said designs for the Kabete-South C line were almost complete and that the county had enough funds to finance it.
  • In July, Governor Mike Sonko announced plans to steady water supply in the capital city following complaints by residents.

City Hall is set to embark on a multi-million shilling water project aimed at boosting supply to Nairobi residents.

The project, which will commence in February 2020 and take 10 months to complete, will see pipes connected from Kabete to Nairobi’s South C estate, where a huge storage tank will be located.

Nairobi County has been grappling with water shortage for more than two years, since rationing started in April 2017, as demand for the commodity outstrips supply.

Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) can only produce a maximum of 526, 000 cubic meters daily against a demand of 790, 000 cubic meters.

GROWING DEMAND

It is estimated that the demand increases by 20,000 cubic meters per year.

Nahashon Muguna, Urban Water's acting Managing Director, said designs for the Kabete-South C line were almost complete and that the county had enough funds to finance it.

“After laying the lines, we will non-stop until we complete the work December next year,” Mr Muguna said, without specifying the amount of money that will be spent.

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