Nairobi residents in Kenya will continue grappling with water rationing until 2026 when more dams will be completed. According to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company‘s acting managing director Engineer Nahashon Muguna, Ndakaini dam’s storage has fallen by 49% to 34 m cubic metres which has resulted in low water supply to Nairobi.
“Water rationing is set to continue until that time when the dams we are currently building are complete. According to the master plan of water sources development in the city, it will be done by 2026 thereafter there will be enough water and surplus to take us up to 2035,” he said.
Ndakaini dam produces 430,000 cubic metres of water a day, which is about 84% of water supply to Nairobi residents and holds about 70,000,000 cubic metres at full storage.
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