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Nakuru residents to access clean water

25 November 2013, 21:05

Nairobi - The water problems Nakuru residents have been experiencing over the years look set to be a thing of the past. This follows a decision by the County to drill more boreholes in the region.

Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that site selection for the boreholes had already been done. “Nakuru, despite being a water catchment has a serious water scarcity. Within our integrated plans, one of the key water sources that we have to develop is the Itare Dam.

The scope of this project involves development of the reservoir and then the treatment works. The distribution network of this project will be very first because it will start all the way from the sub- counties. This project will resolve more than half of Nakuru’s water problems,” Mbugua said.

It could not be ascertained how many boreholes will be drilled. It is estimated that only 40 per cent of Nakuru residents have access to clean water.

Mbugua nonetheless added that the boreholes would also be beneficial to residents in the nearby Moro and Rongai. These have reportedly been forced to purchase water from water vendors at costly prices.

The government has over the years been drilling boreholes in arid and semi-arid parts of the country to ensure that citizens had access to clean water.

- CAJ News


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