300Million Water project completed is a breath of life to slum dwellers

Slum-dwellers in Nairobi can now get eight million liters of water daily following the completion of the Sh300 million water project.

The scheme, which is the first phase of construction of Independent Community Water Supply Projects in the slums, will benefit 400,000 people.

Ministry of Water Principal Secretary, Joseph Irungu said the project will provide residents with free, quality, and sustainable water supply during this Covid-19 period.

“These are part of the interventions by the ministry aimed at enhancing water supply to vulnerable communities in informal settlements to reduce the spread of Covid-19,” said Mr. Irungu.

“The water kiosks will be managed by the organized Community-Based Organisations within the area,” he added

The first phase will benefit residents of Kibera, Mukuru, Kawangware, Kayole Soweto, Korogocho, Mathare, Kangemi and Dandora.

The project involved drilling and equipping of 20 boreholes and construction of 51 elevated steel water tanks with 24,000 liters capacity.

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