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Water firm plans to increase water connections

Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) will increase water connections to more than 3,000 homesteads at the outskirts of county headquarters.
The firm has done a proposal to an international organization, seeking funding to actualize the project which will see families within Kiangage area at the outskirts of Murang’a town get clean water for domestic use.
Muwasco Managing Director Eng. Daniel Ng’ang’a said the project will require about Sh100 million to put up an intake and treatment plant at Karichiugu river and do piping to Kiangage area.
As per the proposal, the project will also increase water supply in parts of Murang’a town, considering increase of population in the county headquarters.
Speaking Friday as he welcomed cyclists from Water For Life program who are doing 1, 100 kilometres charity cycle to mobilize funds for water projects, the MD expressed confidence that the firm will get the much needed funds to implement the project, within a period of six months.
He observed that the company had presented its proposal to the Water for Life Program, a Netherland based organization hoping to get funding.
“Once completed the project will be able to produce 4, 000 litres of clean water on daily basis and the precious commodity will be connected to areas which in the past lacked piped water,” observed Ng’ang’a.
The Netherland organization has in the past partnered with several water companies in the country to implement various water projects.
For instance, in 2016 Muwasco benefited with Sh17.2 million from the organization which helped to connect more than 9, 000 families in Kabuta and Sagana road areas, with clean domestic water.
Ng’ang’a, who presented a Sh100, 000 cheque to the cyclists led by Water For Life Program Manager Like Nijik lauded the organizations for its support to the company.
“The help we got from the Netherland’s organization in the past has helped us to connect close to 10, 000 families with clean water. Today, Muwasco has contributed Sh100, 000 towards the charity cycle,” he added.
On his part, Nijik said in their charity cycle they visited 10 water companies from various parts of the country which have benefited from the organization.
She said the organization will continue to support water firms so as to connect many other families especially those from poor background with clean water.
From 2012 to date, the organization has managed to mobilize more than Sh850 million which was shared by various water service firms to implement water connection projects.
Some of the benefitting water firms were drawn from Murang’a, Kisumu, Bomet, Kericho, Malindi, Nakuru among other counties.
By Bernard Munyao

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