An American based charity organization has partnered with Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) to increase household water connections in Kiharu constituency.
The organization, Can-Do-Kids led by Kenyan patron Karanja Wamatangi is currently constructing four mega tanks which will enable the water firm to store and distribute water to local residents.
Already one of the tanks with a capacity to hold 300, 000 litres of water located at Kariciugu area is complete and Muwasco is working to lay pipes and connect households with clean water for domestic use.
The other three tanks will be constructed at Kabuta, Muchungucha and Gikuo areas in Murang’a east sub county.
Once completed, the tanks will enable Muwasco to connect more than 40, 000 households with clean water.
The partnership, which was started one and half years ago, will enable the water company to establish an international water laboratory at Kiawambeu water treatment plant.
The laboratory that will be equipped with modern equipment and use of high quality chemicals will enable Muwasco to process clean water of international standards to more than 100, 000 customers.
Muwasco Managing Director Engineer Daniel Ng’ang’a speaking when he led a team of members from Can-Do-Kids organization to the water treatment plant said the laboratory will be of great importance in ensuring locals get clean water for domestic use.
“After completion of the laboratory, our clients will enjoy water of high quality that meets international standards. The laboratory will also offer better opportunities to train our staff and those from other water firms across the country,” added Ng’ang’a.
The facility, Ng’ang’a said, will also offer employment to scores of young people who are studying courses related to water. He lauded the organization saying it will enable the water firm to connect more households with clean water.
“We also acknowledge the National government for its effort of ensuring Murang’a residents get clean water. There are many boreholes which have been sunk by the government to increase availability of water,” he further said.
On his part, Wamatangi said the organization is targeting to construct 15 community water tanks in a span of one year. The tanks will enable the company to store water before it is distributed to homesteads within Kiharu constituency.
“For a period of 10 years, the Can-Do-Kids organization has been constructing water tanks to local schools. Currently more than 50 tanks have been built in schools and we are targeting to construct 200 tanks. Now we have ventured in providing the community with water and that’s why we partnered with Muwasco to ensure the project is successful,” added Wamatangi.
He continued, “the organization will partner with American universities to ensure the plans for the international water laboratory are realized within a short period of time. In the partnership Can-Do-Kids will provide expertise and equipment needed to ensure high quality water is processed.”
By: Bernard Munyao