Nakuru gets sh100million for water
18 June 2012, 07:29
The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company has launched a water project estimated to cost sh 100 million.
The project is expected to boost water supply in Nakuru Town which has for decades lacked sufficient supply for domestic and industrial use.
Nawasco is currently supplying 40,000 cubic metres of water to the residents which is still short of the required supply. The partnership will help to increase the supply to 100,000 cubic metres.
Speaking today during the launch in Nakuru, the Managing Director of the company Mr. John Cheruiyot and the EU representative Reint-Jan de Blois said that the project would be completed in four years.
Cheruiyot told the press in Nakuru Town that the project was funded by the European Union under the Water Facility Fund.
He expressed concern over illegal connection of water adding that the Company lost 47 percent of its water supply to thieves who have connected water to their premises illegally.
The official said that his firm had taken adequate measures to curb water spillage particularly in the residential and industrial areas.
He said that the Company was currently rehabilitating Itare Dam in the Mau Forest that at a cost of sh27 million.
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