The Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) donated 8 water tanks and hand washing units with a total capacity of 100,000 litres to help in the fight against Covid-19 infections in Kericho County.
While giving out the donation Thursday, LVSWWDA chairman Dan Omino said that they decided to donate the water tanks to Kericho County to help in enhancing water to its residents more so during the fight against Covid -19 pandemic.
“Water is a key requirement in the fight against Covid-19. We have donated these tanks to enable residents to fight the disease more effectively,” Omino said.
Kericho County has a population of 901,777 people and 44% of this population (approximately 400,000) residents live within the catchment area of Lake Victoria South Area.
Mr Omino said that Kericho Water and Sanitation Company (KEWASCO) will increase the capacity of water coverage from the current 70 to 90 percent once the New Kimugu Water Treatment plant in Kericho is completed and operationalized.
He added that a number of water projects are ongoing in the county which is aimed at improving water supply to the residents of Kericho and its neighbours under Lake Victoria South Works Development Agency.
Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai who was at hand to receive the donation said Kericho County has plans of partnering with various development partners to improve water services in the county.
She hailed LVSWWDA for the exemplary works and services that are geared towards provision of quality water to its residents, citing Kimugu water project as massive project being undertaken by LVSWWDA to enhance water supply to the residents of Kericho.
Kikwai said her county was seeking collaboration with Lake Victoria Water Agency to implement a number of other key projects that include the expansion of water supply systems for Kericho and the expansion of waste water management systems for Kericho Town.
The Kericho Deputy Governor was accompanied by Chairperson KEWASCO Board Ms. Roseline Langat and CEC Water, Environment, Energy, Forestry and Natural Resources Mr. Geoffrey Rutto.
By Dominic Cheres