The construction of Kiambu-Ruaka water supply has kick-off in Kenya. The project will benefit over 100,000 residents of Ruaka and Kiambu town with improved supply of clean drinking water and sanitation services.

The Africa Development Bank is funding the project which will be under the Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

Speaking during the official kick-off Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said “Kenya’s Vision 2030 and its five-year Mid-Term Plan II (MTP-II) realization is heavily dependent on adequate and sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services. It is therefore imperative that we prioritize the water sector investments including expansion of water supply and sanitation in towns”

The project will see the rehabilitation of the existing Kiambu waste water treatment plant, the construction of 108 kilometers of trunk and reticulation sewers covering areas of Kiambu and Ruaka, the construction of 25 kilometers water distribution network, the construction of four ablution blocks, the drilling of six boreholes with 48m3 pressed steel tanks and 450 last mile household connections.

Meanwhile, so far, over 12 kilometers of water pipeline has been laid on within Kiambu and Ruaka areas. The project is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Construction of the project is worth US$12million (Shs1.3billion) and will be implemented by the Athi Water Works Development Agency (AWWDA).


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