Narok, Thursday December 14, 2017 KNA by Ann Salaton
The government through Rift Valley Water and Sewerage Board (RVWSB) will spend Sh. 1.5 billion to build the first ever sewerage system in Narok town which is expected to serve 50, 000 town residents.
RVWSB chairman John Kitilit said the design work for the proposed sewerage system is in the process and will soon be launched while the tendering and the construction will begin next year (2018). “The first ever sewerage system in Narok town is expected to promote sanitation as the large pipes of the system will convey the sewage from the point of production to the point of treatment or discharge,” he said.
Kitilit who was accompanied by the Board Directors was speaking today at Narok town during a one day tour to inspect a Mega water project built by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta early this year. “We are working closely with the county government to ensure the sewerage system will be completed by end of next year. We laud Governor Samuel Tunai for giving us all the necessary support,” he said.
The chairman said the sewerage system follows a successful completion of the mega water project that produces 5, 000 M3 of water per day and serves a population of 45, 000 people living in the town. “Before a sewerage system is built, there should be enough water in the town for proper sanitation. Now that we are done with the water project, the sewerage system can be installed,” he said.
Kitilit reiterated that water is a priority to the Jubilee government and that his team will visit all the seven counties under his docket, which include: Nakuru, Nyandarua, West Pokot, Turkana, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet to inspect the installation of water projects in those areas.
RVWSB Director Daniel Saitai asked Narok residents to plant trees to curb water run offs that led to floods during heavy down pours. Lack of a proper sewerage system in the town has been a thorn in the flesh for traders and town dwellers as many are forced to use septic tanks while some hotel owners pour their sewerage in the open exposing the residents to water borne diseases.