Free Water interventions for Informal Settlements
Today the Principal Secretary Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Joseph Irungu Wairagu, CBS and Governor Kiambu County H.E Dr James Nyoro inspected water interventions in Kiambu County.
They inspected the proposed Kinale Dam site in Kinale Forest, Lari Constituency which will have a capacity of 47 million litres once complete and supply portable and adequate water to Lari, Limuru and Kikuyu Sub-Counties. They also inspected Bathi Dam and water treatment plant which is an existing 18.5 metre high earth dam constructed in 1983, with a storage capacity of 300 million litres. The Agency has already constructed an additional augmentation of the water treatment plant and laid 12km water distribution networks to improve water supply to Lari and Limuru areas, undertaken at a cost of Kshs 40 million. The project was completed in December 2017. The project produces 4 million litres of water serving Lari, Ndeiya, Karai and Limuru areas.
The entourage then proceeded to Loromo Water Supply project which is complete and operational serving more than 20,000 residents of Loromo, Limuru, Ndeiya, Nderu and Thigio. The Agency is currently laying water pipelines for the project as additional works.
They also inspected Limuru Water and Sewerage Project which is part of Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program serving the following areas: – industrial area, Limuru Town, Karanjee, Misri, Kwa Mbira and Bibirioni. The project is intended to serve over 50,000 people upon completion.
The PS and Governor also undertook ground breaking of Thigio – Ndeiya Water Supply Project which is set to benefit more than 30,000 residents of Ndeiya and Thigio.
They were accompanied by Lari MP Hon. Jonah Mburu, Limuru MP Hon. Peter Mwathi, Chairman Athi Water Works Hon. John Kiragu Chege, Director Ben Kijuu, Direcctor Godfrey Lemiso, CEO Athi Water Works Eng. Michael M. Thuita, Ag. Manager Sewerage and Sanitation Works Alphaxard Kitheko, CEC Water Kiambu David Kuria and other senior officials.
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