Eldowas MD Peter Biwott at a past media briefing.

Eldowas to Use Ksh350 Million in Conserving Water Catchment Areas

The Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) is looking for up to Ksh350 million for the conservancy of water towers and catchment areas.

According to the company’s Managing Director Peter Biwott, they have over 2,400 hectares of land in Elegarini whereby they intend to plant trees in a bid to conserve it as a catchment area.

Biwott also noted that the ongoing Kipkaren Water Project which is to be completed by June will supply 20 million liters of water per day to locals.

The company is also planning to rehabilitate its pipelines which will help solve water issues in Eldoret town.

We want to create a most customer-centric company water services provider in Eldoret, hence partnering with the youths in reaching out to various stakeholders to help in educating residents on the importance of conserving water,” said Biwott.

Eldowas recently organized a Linda Maji Mtaani Critical Mass which involves about 150 cycling communities in Eldoret among them being the youths.

The event was aimed at sensitizing locals on the need to conserve water.

Part of those that participated in critical mass cycling.

Biwott further urged residents to report cases of water pipe burst pipes and leakages, s well as any illegal connections and water theft so that action can be taken against the culprits.

He noted that since the rollout of the Linda Maji initiative, over 250 Kenyans had given information of illegal water connections and the company had taken remedial measures to a number of residents found guilty.

“Most of them accepted to go to the alternative dispute resolution way by paying penalty as per water service regulatory board which was approved for Eldoret town, while those who became adamant are already in court,” said the Eldowas boss.

Biwott also added that they want to create a culture of responsibility in Eldoret town. He noted that they are not only focusing on the little water they have but also on safeguarding the environment.

Peter Biwott, Eldowas MD.

“We are reaching out to so many partners so that they can help us to plant trees because as ELDOWAS, we are going to lead in terms of ensuring that we conserve water in our catchment areas,” Biwott said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Dispensary Named After Athlete Moses Kiptanui Opened In Eldoret

Next Story

Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project Kicks Off In Elgeyo Marakwet

Latest from Environment