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Gatundu South Water Project to be completed soon

A multi-billion-shilling water project in Gatundu South, Kiambu County is almost complete. The Gatundu Water Supply Project is aimed at addressing the long-standing issue of water scarcity in the region. Additionally, the project is expected to benefit approximately 90,000 residents in the constituency.

Upon completion, it will end the perennial water scarcity in the region.

The project will be actualized under Athi Water Works Development Agency (AWWDA) through Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme. Additionally, will be fully implemented and operational by the end of this year.

Importantly, Gatundu South water project will inject approximately 17.6 million litres of water per day into the local supply system.

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Gatundu South Water Project cost

The Gatundu South Water Project is funded by the Government of Kenya and African Development Bank, with a budget of Sh1.75 billion. Gabriel Kagombe, the area Member of Parliament made the revelation while inspecting the project on Wednesday.

The project includes the rehabilitation of Handege water supply to produce 9.6 million litres of water per day. Additionally, the construction of Ruabora and Ngenda water supply facilities are also on the horizon.

Noteworthy, Ruabora and Ngenda each receive four million litres per day. Additionally, raw and treated water main pipes will be laid as part of the project.

“If you visit areas like Kimunyu and Gathage, real estate is mushrooming every day and this shows the need to finish these projects as soon as possible, and I hope our people get an all-time flow of clean and sufficient water in their taps,” Kagombe said.

However, there have been some challenges in the project’s progress, particularly in the Ruabora area. The delays resulted from compensation dispute with certain land owners. Therefore, resulting to construction delays of water intake at Ruabora River.

Moreover, the MP reported that some landowners have not been fully compensated due to succession disputes within their families.


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