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Nyandarua County to have first sewerage system

Nyandarua County’s Ol Kalou town residents will benefit from a Sewerage System under the national government’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme.

The sewer that is a first in the entire County, is jointly funded by the African Development Bank with the Government of Kenya, to the tune of Sh 684million.

The ministry of water, through the Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency(CRVWWDA), on Thursday handed over the site on which Sinohydro Corporation Limited will construct a sewerage treatment plant and lay waste management systems.

CRVWWDA CEO Eng Hosea K  Wendot said that the project, which will take a year to complete, will include water supply to the residents with the construction of a 2,000 cubic metres water treatment plant in addition to the sanitation component.

“Nyandarua residents will be considered on a first priority basis for jobs that do not require a lot of skills, just as we have done for other projects across the county,” said Wendot.

He added that the Agency was in the process of compensating families whose land, the project will occupy, noting that valuation process will be fair and open.

County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich, who also doubles as Chair to the County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee, assured the contractor of the committees support, while calling on investors to consider Ol Kalou town, now that it will have  a proper sewerage system.

The project will be a big relief to the town that has relied on exhausters, pit latrines and seasonal rivers to drain its effluence.

County Executive member for Water and Environment Milka Wanjiru, while affirming Governor Francis Kimemias support for the project, noted that the implementation of the project was long overdue as the town’s population has increased tremendously since the advent of devolution.

“We have had issues with our borehole water having feacal matter, exposing our people to cholera and other waterborne diseases,” added Ms Wanjiru.

Nyandarua County that is known as a water tower for its neighbouring counties of Nakuru, Nairobi and Kiambu has had perennial cries for a proper sewerage system

By Anne Sabuni



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