Kisumu county government will launch a project to harvest rainwater . The project will take place in Nyando, Nyakach and Kisumu to increase water supply.
Governor Jack Ranguma said most residents lack access to clean water. He was speaking yesterday during the Kisumu County Water Conference.Ranguma said recycled water will be for domestic use and irrigation.
The county has a population of 968,909 inhabitants according to the 2009 the national census."With that population, access to safe and affordable water is one of the major challenges," he said.Ranguma said the county faces perennial flood.
He said the county government is working on measures that will solve the floods menace.
"We must control the floods and use the waters to boost agriculture," Ranguma said. The governor said farming and agribusiness lags behind in Kisumu.
Ranguma advised Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Ltd to improve water distribution systems. He
said they intend to initiate major irrigation projects to serve areas
around Nyando, Muhoroni and also to use river Awach for irrigations of
surrounding areas. "In line with CORD manifesto our vision is to have accessible water in every home in the next five years," said the governor.