Kisii county is expected to ease water crisis from the ongoing construction of 5,000 cubic meters storage reservoir at Bobaracho and another 500 cubic meters at Nyanguru.
In the project, a 2,500 cubic meters treated water tank, four sedimentation tanks, a chlorine mixing and storage building are almost complete at Kegati.
Kisii County has been facing water challenges because the current Kegati water scheme designed in 1976 was meant to serve 7,000 people and since then no rehabilitation works has been done although the population has grown to over 170,000 households.
Touring the projects on Thursday, Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has said the projects funded by the German Development Bank (KFW) will increase water supply from 6M to 27M liters per day.
“Water demand in Kisii town and its environs stands at 18 million liters per day but the current water schemes can only produce 6 million liters per day. The two year project seeks to increase the volume of water supply from 6 million to 27 million liters per day” Said Ongwae.
According to the report, the contractor has started laying distribution (line G to motonto and Suneka). About 7km of pipeline has been laid. A total of about 85km of pipeline will be laid to cover Suneka, Itibo, Kiamabundu, Masongo, Nyamataro, Jogoo and other areas in Kisii.
The project which has costed Ksh 2,289,840,260 is expected to end in march 2019.