Project to address water shortage

Kisii town residents will no longer worry about water supply following rehabilitation works at the Kegati water supply plant.

Gusii Water and Sanitation Company (Gwasco) acting Managing Director Osborne Obaigwa said the project that is expected to be complete in April next year is funded by the German Development Bank.

Mr Obaigwa noted that the project which is 70 per cent complete is in line with Vision 2030 blueprint. Once completed, the plant will increase water supply to 27 million litres per day from the current six million litres.

The acting Managing Director was optimistic that this will address water shortage in Kisii town, Suneka, Nyamataro, Masongo and Kiogoro shopping centres.

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“The current water scheme serving Kisii town was established in 1974 with a capacity to supply 6 million liters per day and was designed to serve a population of around 70,000 people,” Obaigwa said.

He said that the two year project which commenced in 2017 is aimed at increasing the volume of water supply, coverage area, expansion of sewerage services and improving the Suneka wastewater treatment plant.

Acting resident project engineer Silas Cheruiyot noted that the expansion of Suneka sewage plant will increase processing capacity from 2,000 cubic meters per day to 4,000 cubic meters per day. 

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