Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company has partnered together with American NGO Can Do Kids to connect in excess of 26,000 families to clean water.
The firm has effectively begun the development of a 250,000-liter water tank that will serve Muchungucha, Ngaru and Kiangochi towns in Murang’a East.
The firm has obtained a parcel of land where the tank is being developed by the NGO before water is connected to homes.
residents of the three towns have regularly complained about the lack of clean water for both domestic use and for their animals.
Muwasco head of technical operations Mwangi Kirenju said the region has been encountering water deficiencies as the available tank doesn’t have the ability to serve all homes.
He said the firm will sponsor connection fees for locals to guarantee they receive clean water at all times.
“We are constructing the tank at the highest point in the three villages to enable easy distribution to homes,” Kirenju said.
Can Do Kids country coordinator Karanja Mburu Wamatangi said the Sh3 million tank will be completed in 100 days if development works are not disturbed by rains.
“Once it is completed, we will hand it over to Muwasco for piping and last-mile connectivity,” Mburu said during the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday