In delivering Governor Bii’s Nguzo Kumi initiative of ensuring 80 percent of households have piped water by the year 2024, the CECM for Water Hon Abraham Serem together with the County Attorney Stephen Lel had a consultative meeting with the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA) at the National Water Plaza to discuss on possible ways to partner with the organization on matters water provision for Uasin Gishu residents.
Serem highlighted the need to partner with the organization adding that it will help in increasing the water supply for the residents to cushion them during the dry seasons.
He further proposed the need to survey and redesign the 42 dams in the County to provide water for irrigation, livestock, and domestic use as well as build more dams so that water harvesting and distribution can be done in the County effectively.
NWHSA chairman, CPA Patrick Ataro, pledged their support in doing designs and construction of water supply systems, reviewing designs for existing water projects, drilling and equipping boreholes, constructing steel and masonry tanks, rehabilitating dams, and harvesting rainwater for schools and Public institutions within the County.
The partnership is expected to kick off once an Memorandum of Understanding between the county and National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority is signed.
Present was George Nyabicha, Manager of Business Development and Resource Mobilisation, and Joe D Ondulo, the Manager Planning and Design among other compliant members.
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