Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago Calls For Prudent Use of Water

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Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has asked members of the public who depend on water from the Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) to use it prudently.

The governor also wants ELDOWAS customers and other locals to always report leakages that would help minimize costs the company incurs due to spillage.

Mandago’s call comes on the backdrop of the fact that Eldoret Municipality’s water demand stands at 60,000 cubic meters per day, against a production of 47,000cubic meters that ELDOWAS has a capacity to produce.

Mandago with Eldowas officials.

The deficit has led to the company resorting to water rationing, with some areas experiencing a shortage of water on several occasions.

Water shortage within Eldoret town is an issue that the County Government of Uasin Gishu hopes will be addressed once the ongoing Kipkaren Water project and Two Rivers Dam project is complete.

The two projects being funded by the National Government will guarantee a sufficient water supply to Eldoret town – enabling locals to bid goodbye to water rationing.

Even as efforts are made to address water shortage within Eldoret town, the County Government of Uasin Gishu County has also been distilling dams and drilling water to increase water volumes for domestic, agricultural activities and for use in amenities like hospitals.

The program is under the last pipe connectivity which seeks to connect households to clean piped water by end of 2022.

Governor Mandago has already also directed the formation of the Uasin Gishu Rural Water and Sanitation Company that will be mandated to handle water and sanitation services to rural areas.

The directive was recently submitted before the Uasin Gishu County Assembly where Ward Representatives will discuss the proposals and make a decision on whether the company should formally be established or not.

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