Kenya: New Water Plant Launched To Curb Water Shortage in Eldoret Town

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Caleb Kemboi
June 15, 2013

Lake Victoria North Water services Board will put up a water plant in Eldoret to curb the current shortage of water experienced in the town. The town is facing an acute shortage of water and this has necessitated the board to build it to increase its water supply.

The plant will be situated at Kapseret near Eldoret International Airport with the dam having being already built.

Chebara dam at Elgeyo Marakwet County currently serves Eldoret town and its outskirts with a production of 36,400 cubic meters per day contrary to the towns’ demand of forty six thousand cubic meters per day.

A woman draws water from Yala swamp in Kenya
A woman draws water from Yala swamp in Kenya

Eldoret Water and Sanitation company managing director Reuben Tuwei said the new plant will produce about ten thousand cubic meters per day.

“The town is faced with shortage of water and we are forced to ration to ensure that every body gets water.”Tuwei said.

Tuwei said the dam has been already build with only a treatment plant left to be laid for the plant to start pumping water to the town.

“The works will start soon after tendering process and this will help us bridge the gap and ensure continued supply of water.”He added.

He said the shortage has been caused by the increase in the town’s population and the stretching of their principal area of operation.

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