25th January,2020 Ruai.
This afternoon the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation inspected the ongoing expansion of Dandora Estate Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ruai. The project is being implemented by Athi Water Works Development Agency at a cost of Kshs 1.3 billion.
The project scope entails construction of additional seven ponds to treat an additional 20 million litres of waste water per day. It also involves construction of a 13km masonry boundary wall to secure Dandora Estate Wastewater Treatment Plant and protect the land from encroachment. The expansion will increase the treatment capacity from the existing 160 million litres per day to 180 million litres per day.
Speaking during inspection of the project the CS said, “I am pleased with the progress of the works which are now at about 30% completion. We have since reclaimed 4,250 acres of the land which had been encroached by private developers, availing more land for the expansion.”
“This project seeks to meet the increasing sanitation needs of Nairobi residents as its population continues to bulge and increase the national sanitation coverage from the current 26% to 40%,” said CS Kariuki.
The CS also reiterated that these interventions are geared towards reducing pollution, improving the quality of water and ensuring restoration of the Nairobi city rivers for the benefit of communities downstream.
The CS was accompanied by Water Secretary Eng. S.A.O Alima, AWWDA CEO Eng. Michael Thuita, Nairobi Water MD Eng. Nahashon Muguna, local administration officers among others.
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