The County Government of Uasin Gishu, Department of Water, Irrigation, Sanitation, Energy, Environment, and Climate Change together with the North Rift Water Works Development Authority (NRWWDA) on Monday hosted the water stakeholders meeting at the NRWWDA boardroom.
The meeting marked the climax of a 3-day field visit to various water projects in the County by the investors from Culligan International.
Speaking as the Culligan international team did a presentation on water treatment systems, the County Executive Committee member for Water Dr. Abraham Serem noted that Uasin Gishu is a water-rich county with countless water sources that if well harnessed the residents will have enough water supply.
What we need is to embrace the use of modern technology even as we work on establishing a rural water company,” added Dr. Serem.
According to Edwin Rotich CEO NRWWDA, the county is ready to collaborate with Culligan international to provide water to Uasin County residents.
“This collaboration is important to us as a water sector as we work to provide water for our residents,” added Rotich.
On his part, Christopher Smith, President of Culligan International, said that their water treatment plant is designed to fit the rural conditions since it is easy to install and manage the pumping system as it occupies little space.
“We have noted a great need for collaboration with all water stakeholders in the county and seen their willingness to supply the residents with water,” noted Smith.
The team in the last 3 days has visited several water projects namely Baharini dam, Usalama dam, Cheboin, Koitoror, Ziwa dam 1, Chelabal, Ziwa dam 3, Soy Navillus, Lake Narasha, Burnt Forest Water Supply, Bindura dam, Chepkorio dam, Kerita dam, Kabongo dam, Kiboit-Sosiani dam, Sambut dam, Kesses dam, Tendwo dam, Chepkosom and Chepchobit dam.
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