The Star (Nairobi)

8 February 2013

Kenya: No End to Nakuru Water Shortage

RESIDENTS of Kiamunyi, Elburgon and Molo areas in Nakuru County will experience longer spells of water shortage as the Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company plans works out plans to ensure equitable and constant supply to customers.

The company says supply services had been constrained by the archaic facilities and rapid rise in population that is way beyond demand.

"There has been a steady increase in demand of volumes to be supplied to clients," NARUWASCO Managing Director Engineer Job Tomno said.

He attributed low supply to dwindling production from boreholes and ageing infrastructure but pledged to ensure higher budget for procurement of modern facilities.

"We incur more costs due to recurrent breakdowns caused by the ageing infrastructure. This also inconveniences clients but we promise to address the challenges in the best way we can," said the MD. Tomno said the firm had adopted a rationing programme as a short-term solution to the problem.

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