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Naivasha: State owes Nawasco Sh60 million -MD

Source: The Star | July 21st, 2013 | By George Murage
Location: Kenya

Water and sanitation services for government institutions in Naivasha have been disconnected over unpaid bills to Naivasha Water and Sewerage Company says it is owed more than Sh60 million.

Nawasco MD James Gichana said they are committed to delivering services but the high debts are crippling their operations. He said they have computerised their systems to deliver services efficiently despite the “adverse effects” of unpaid bills.

Gichana said plans are in place to supply the town with fluoride-free water from the Aberdares in Nyandarua. He said they are engaging partners and donors in a project to end water shortage in the town.

Gichana said the water will be used to dilute the borehole water in Naivasha to reduce high fluoride levels. “We have already identified a place where a dam will be built in Nyandarua and a treatment plant in Naivasha,” he said.

Gichana said the demand for water in Naivasha is more than 20,000 cubic metres per day, adding more supplies will narrow the gap. He said plans to refurbish the sewer system at Sh1 billion are going on and soon all estates in the town will be connected to the sewer line.

“Currently only 25 per cent of Naivasha residents are connected to the sewer system and we hope the figure will rise to 90 when the exercise is complete.”

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