KENYA: LVSWWDA Launches Rehabilitation of Kajulu Water Plant

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KENYA : la LVSWWDA lance la réhabilitation de la station d’eau potable de Kajulu©LVSWWDA

In Kenya, the Kajulu drinking water plant, located in Kisumu County, will be upgraded. The local authorities have entrusted the project to the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA).

The Kajulu Water Treatment Plant in Kisumu County, Kenya will be refurbished. Work on the rehabilitation of this facility was recently launched by the local authorities. The project is being implemented by the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA).

When it was commissioned, the Kajulu plant had a production capacity of 36,000 m3. However, the facility is no longer operating at full capacity. In addition to the renovation work that will be carried out in the plant, LVSWWDA will lay 120 km of pipes to bring drinking water to the localities of Mamboleo, Lolwe, Maua, Kajulu, Wathorego, parts of Chiga, Kanyamedha, Kenya-Re, Kibos, Manyatta, Ogango, Mbeme, Nairobi Ndogo, Tido and Migosi

A project of LVWATSAN

LVSWWDA has one month to deliver the upgraded drinking water plant. During this period, Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company will supply the people of Kajulu from the Dunga plant. This other facility has a capacity of 44,000 m3 per day.

The French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EUAITF) are co-financing the Kajulu drinking water project as part of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program (LVWATSAN) valued at 7.5 billion Kenyan shillings, or about $66.4 million. The program will eventually extend the water and sanitation network in Kisumu, including informal settlements, and expand water supply to satellite towns, including Ahero and Maseno.

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In addition, there will be a component dedicated to monitoring the water quality of Lake Victoria. The objective is to improve the protection of this common (regional) water resource, as well as to increase the efficiency of water treatment.

Inès Magoum

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