NWHSA hands over Napuu Water Supply Project

National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority

Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

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Chemususu Dam

















The dam is located in Baringo County, Koibatek District and has a capacity of 15 million cubic meters or 15 billion litres. Chemususu Dam discharges 35,000 cubic metres or 35 million litres of water per day. It was designed to serve at least 50% of Baringo County population which includes towns and various institutions within the County.


Soin-Koru Dam


The Soin-Koru Dam Development project is proposed to be located on the Nyando River in the vicinity of Muhoroni in the Western part of Kenya. It shall be 60km from Kisumu City and 5km upstream of Muhoroni town. The Dam will be located in Kisumu and Kericho counties.


Siyoi - Muruny Dam

















The proposed Muruny Dam is located near Kapsait Primary School at Murkokoi Center which is approximately 43km from Kapenguria Town. The site location is covered on SK Map 75/4 Cherangany at GPS coordinates 36 N 0761064 and UTM 0129350, elevation 2690 masl at the riverbed. The project area lies within the Rift Valley Drainage Basin. River Muruny emanates from Cherangany Hills and flows in a North Eastern direction before finally draining into Lake Turkana.


Kiserian Dam









Kiserian dam is located along Kiserian River about 2kms from Kiserian Township and will supply water to Kiserian, Ongata Rongai and parts of Ngong’ townships. The present (2010) total population of the area is about 124,000 people with a water demand of 8,450m3   per day. The 18m high dam will store 1.22Mm3 of water and supply 15,700m3  per day of water to the townships which will meet the future (2020) water demand.


Maruba Dam

















In June 2010, NWCPC finalized rehabilitation of Maruba dam by raising the height of the embankment wall and spillway by 6 m. This increased the dam’s storage capacity from 0.60 Million m3 to 2.45 Million m3.  Increase in storage volume has ensured increase in water supply to Machakos Town and its environs from 2,050 m3/day to 8,700m3/day. 



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NWHSA hands over Napuu Water Supply Project

National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority has handed over the Napuu Water Supply Project to the County Government of Turkana. This was after a recent final inspection and following the inauguration of the water supply on 23rd June, 2021. To actualize this process, the NWHSA team had a meeting with the Governor H.E. Hon. Josphat Nanok and the Deputy Governor, H.E. Peter Lotethiro together with their technical team.

Based on performance, the Governor appreciated the delivery of the project and expressed his desire to engage the Authority in future projects. He directed his Ministry of Water and the Lodwar Water & Sewerage Company (LOWASCO) to maximize connectivity by ensuring every consumer is connected with water before the final project launch.

The Deputy Governor also appreciated the completion of the project and directed LOWASCO to work closely with the County’s Ministry of Water to ensure the distribution network is fast-tracked so that every consumer is connected. He challenged NWHSA to tender for County projects once advertised so that they utilize the experience and expertise gained during implementation of this project for the benefit of the County.

On his part, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Andrew Ikenye, the Chairman of the Board, observed that NWHSA had made history by successfully implementing this project despite challenges brought about by the covid-19 pandemic. He noted that challenges and teething problems exist but with collaborative efforts, projects can be managed. Director Jane Mwikali was of the opinion this Project was one of the success stories by the Authority and urged the management to learn from the challenges.

Sharon Obonyo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority thanked Turkana County Government for the opportunity given to the organization to implement the project. She noted that challenges experienced were part of the project cycle and was happy NWHSA had managed to deliver the project to the satisfaction of the client. The Chief Officer, Mr. Moses Natome gave a synopsis of the project; where we started, the challenges faced, completion as well as the delivery of water to the community. He appreciated NWHSA for the delivery of the project and confirmed that NWHSA had addressed the snag list that had been identified. He further dwelt on the scope of works, highlighting on the equipping of the borehole, solar installation, pipeline excavation & installation, and the distribution network.

He expressed their gratitude for the completion of the project since it had reduced the pressure on water demand from the lower and upper Narewa communities, Turkana University College, Sub County Hospital and the IDP camp. The entourage led by the Deputy Governor toured and undertook inspection of the project: starting with the borehole site, solar structure, 4.6km rising mains, the distribution pipeline and the 300m3 pressed steel tank.

At the end, Maj. Gen. Ikenye handed over the completed project designs, manuals, materials samples and the keys to the Deputy Governor at the Narewa steel tank site; marking the end of NWHSA’s official engagement. The project is currently delivering piped water to residents. NWHSA has benefitted from the project through generation of revenue; internal capacity building; enhanced portfolio of implemented projects as a contractor and improved the corporate image.