WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS (WSPs)

URBAN WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS (WSPs)

The NWSB in line with the ongoing water sector reform has managed to recruit and has signed service provision Agreements with 8no.urban water service providers namely-:

1. Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company

Nanyuki water and Sewerage Company was contracted on 6 th June 2006. The water and sanitation services were maintained and operated by Nanyuki Municipal council before contracting of the water company. Water supply serves a population of approx 80,000.Average area covered by the scheme is 150km 2. The scheme has an average monthly water production 336,960m 3 against a design capacity production of 420,000m 3 /month.

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2. Isiolo Water and Sewerage Company

Isiolo water and sewerage company limited was contracted as a WSP on 2 nd February 2006. The water supply was operated and maintained by ministry of water and irrigation before the contracting of the WSP.while the sewerage works belonged to Isiolo town council. Population served by the scheme is approx. 60,000. The area covered by the project is 22km 2. The total number of connections are 4329. Average total water production per month is 99,468m

3. Garissa Water and Sewerage Company

The water company was contracted on 7 th august 2006. Water and sewerage works were operated and maintained by the ministry of water and irrigation. Area covered by the scheme is 64km 2 Estimated population served by the water supply is 120,000. Average monthly water production is 247,600m 3. Design capacity of the scheme is 21,000m 3 / day.

4. Nyahururu Water and Sanitation Company

The water company was contracted on 26 th July 2005. Both water and sanitation services were run by Nyahururu Municipal council before the WSP was contracted. Area served by the scheme is approx. 124km 2. Population within water undertaker ship is 150,000 while the population served by the water supply is 50,000. Average monthly water production of 109,000m 3 .

5. Maralal Water and Sanitation Company

The water service provider was contracted on 26 th January 2007 . There is no sewage works in Maralal and the company is presently dealing with water services only.The water supply was run by the ministry of water and irrigation before the water company was contracted. Average monthly water production is 28,000m 3 or 933m 3 /day. Current water demand is 1,700m 3 /day or 51,000m 3 /month. Population served by the scheme is 36,666. Area covered by the scheme is 10m 2 .

6. Rumuruti Water and Sanitation Company

The water service provider was contracted on 29 th June 2006. The water supply was operated and maintained by Rumuruti town council before contracting the WSP. There is no sewerage system in Rumuruti township. Estimated population served by the water supply is 7000. The average daily water production is 150m 3 .

(7) Moyale Water and Sanitation Company

Moyale water and sanitation company limited was contracted as a water service provider for moyale town on 31 st may 2007 .The water scheme was operated and maintained by the district water coordinator moyale on behalf of Northern Water services Board before the service provider was contracted. The company has a board of directors and the District water coordinator is the acting managing Director until the service provider stabilizes in operations and service. There is no sewage system in moyale town. Water source is Holale dam with an original capacity of 121,000m 3 .The capacity of the dam has reduced due to siltation and its current capacity is approximately 50,000m 3 .There are 13 shallow wells used as infiltration galleries.

8. Mandera Water and Sewerage Company

Mandera water and sewerage company which is already registered. The company signed the service provision agreement with the NWSB on 29 th June, 2007 . The present production is 720m 3 /day from seven boreholes against a demand of 5,500m 3 /day. There are seven developed boreholes. However about half the boreholes drilled have been abandoned due to caving in. This may be attributed to higher abstraction rates and possibly due to over design of pumping facilities. Quality of water from the boreholes appears different. Some boreholes have hard water while others have soft water. The alternative source of water is from River Daua, which is a seasonal river that dries out for a period of about three months in a year.