The government has plans of rehabilitating the existing distributor sewer discharge points within Nairobi County where sewer exhauster trucks can discharge waste.
Eng. Joshua Ichang’i from Athi Water said the rehabilitation of the points in various parts of the county will deter exhauster trucks from emptying sewer into Kirichwa, Nairobi River, Gitathuru, Mathare, Kiu and Ngong rivers, noting that Athi Water will identify points where exhauster trucks will discharge sewer to avoid river pollution.
“We are trying to establish more sewer points to be manned by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd, as currently, it is only Njiru discharge point in Mwiki that is functioning,” he added.
He disclosed that Athi Water intends to rehabilitate five for a start, noted that of the discharge points were in disuse while others were not functioning as required due to lack of space to accommodate the trucks.
Eng. Ichang’i was speaking on Thursday during an inspection visit of Kirichwa Muthangari discharge point in Westlands Sub-County, by the Nairobi County Development Coordination Committee (CDICC) team led by its Chair, the Nairobi County Commissioner, Flora Mworoa and Kinoti Gatobu from the President’s Delivery Unit and Secretary of the Committee.
He said Express Likoni Road and Eastleigh Nairobi Regional water discharge points have been encroached while the Kirichwa, Muthangari, Naivasha Road, Kasarani Police, Thika road near Allsops and Isaac Gathanju Road in Lavington are in disuse due to lack of adequate sewerage space for expansion.
By Bernadette Khaduli