11 Dec African Development Bank (AfDB) finances projects in LVNWSB
Some of the projects planned under this programme include the Malaba Water and Sanitation Project, Kiptogot-Kolongolo Water Supply Project and Kipkarren Dam Treatment Water Works and Associated Pipelines.
Malaba Water and Sanitation Project
As one of the Vision 2030 flagship towns and as a busy border town, Malaba continues to grow in terms of population and industrial development. To cope with the increased demands as a result of developments in the town, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has embarked on ambitious plans to increase access to Water Supply and Sanitation for Malaba town through the propoosed Malaba Water and Sanitation Project; a sub component of the Major Mt-Elgon-Bungoma –Busia Water and Sanitation Project.
The Malaba Water and Sanitation Project shall be implemented by Lake Victoria North Water Services Board with a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) at an estimated cost of Kshs 1.1 Billion.
The current total water demand for Malaba town is estimated to be 5,000 m3/day, this is projected to increase to 8,150.m3/day by the year 2029 and ultimately to 13,620 m3/day in 2039. The town currently suffers inadequate water supply which often leads to rationing and therefore has slowed down expansion, growth and development of the town. The proposed new project proposes rehabilitation and augmentation measures which will stabilize the supply hours as well as enhance safe disposal of waste water.
The Project will involve construction of a new raw water gravity main supply pipeline of approximately 11.5km long to deliver an ultimate flow of 13,620 m3/day.
The project will also have a new horizontal treatment plant of 6,000 m3/day constructed complete with all the associated works to meet the future demand of up to the year 2029 combined with rehabilitation of existing Treatment Works.
Kiptogot-Kolongolo Water Project
Kiptogot-Kolongolo Water Project is a proposed Giant Rural Water Supply Project intended to serve three locations located in Kwanza and Endebes Constituency. The Kiptogot-Kolongolo Water Project is situated in Chepchoina Location of Chepchoina and Keiyo Ward of Endebess and Kwanza Constituency respectively of Trans Nzoia County.
The estimated Supply area is 618km2 with a human population of 122,873 people and 24,224 households with a population density of 199 persons/km2 and consisting about 25% of Trans Nzoia County. The proposed project is intended to serve parts of Kaptega, Kiptogot, Twiga, Charlim, Endebes,Keiyo,Kwanza,Kapkoi, Kapomboi,Kobos and Kolongolo sub locations and the surrounding areas.
The Project obtains its name from the envisaged source which was planned as Kiptogot River and the furthest extent it was to go i.e. Kolongolo Market Centre.
Under the project, a new water and sanitation supply system worth over Kshs 1.3 billion will be constructed with two intake weirs one on Mubere River and the other on Kaptega River, Mubere Treatment Plant of Capacity 5,000 m3/day at Taoso (Soko Hewa) next to Kiptogot Forest, Kaptega Treatment Works of Capacity 5,000 m3/day next to Kaptega Forest, 1,500 m3 clear Water Storage Tank-2No.
The project will have a gravity main pipeline running from Taoso (Soko Hewani) Market to Mowlem Market Centre where it will be joined by a gravity main from Kaptega River. Enroute, it will supply 796m3/day to Kiptogot. Another distribution line of 4km will run from the Treatment Plant to Chepchoina River and supply 1,481m3/day out of 4,883m3/day to Kaptega Sub-location.
Kipkarren Dam Water Treatment Works
The population of Eldoret has increased significantly over the last 20 years and is projected to increase even further due to rapid urbanization. The current water production from existing sources is only about 33,000m3/d. However, the water demand is estimated to be about 45,000m3/d and this deficit has led to rationing. The Southern areas of the municipality, being furthest from the existing sources of water, are the most affected by this deficit.
In order to address this deficit, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has secured funds from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the construction of Kipkarren Dam Treatment Water Works and Associated Pipelines project. The proposed project estimated to cost around KShs 1.1 billion will also provide water to the adjacent Eldoret International Airport and the Lelmokwo water supply in Nandi County which is currently supplied from the dam.
Under the proposed Kipkarren Dam Treatment Water Works and Associated Pipelines project, a new treatment works has been designed of capacity 24,375m3/d at the site of the existing Lelmokwo water treatment plant with space provided for expansion to 32,500m3/d in Phase II.. Some of the works to be undertaken under the new plant include installation of pumps, construction of staff houses and laboratory.
For guaranteed water supply, the project has a new 595m steel gravity Raw Water Main from the dam to a new treatment works and a new 13.75km rising main from the new treatment works to anew storage tank of 10,000m3 ground storage tank at the high point near Marriot Hotel area.
Ellegirini Kapsoya Water Treatment Works and Pipeline Expansion
Lake Vitoria North Water Services Board is in the process of constructing a 650 million shillings project in the Uasin Gishu County. The Ellegirini Kapsoya Water Treatment Works and Pipeline Extension project in its final stages to completion is set to benefit over 20,000 people after completion.
The Ellegirini Kapsoya Treatment Works and Pipeline Extension project is designed to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of water supply in Eldoret town and to manage wastewater management services across the county.
The project is intended to inject an additional 9,000m3/day of water to the Edoret town and its environs once completed. The additional water supply to the town shall go a long way in supporting commercial activities in the region, improve quality of life of the residents, revamp economic growth and build resilience against rough climatic conditions.