Sources of Water

WATER SOURCES

(INTAKES)

DESIGNED CAPACITY M3/D

PRODUCTION M3/D

DEFICIT/SURPLUS M3/D

LOCATION

Phase 1 & 3

( Mathioya south river – Tuthu area)

7,000

7,000

0

Kahuro sub - county

Phase 2 (Mathioya south river – Rwathia)

15,000

6,000

9,000

Kangema sub - county

Phase 4 ( Maragua river – Ichichi)

5,000

3,000

2,000

Kahuro sub - county

Total

27,000

16000

11,000

 

 

Phases 1&2 (Tuthu) are located on River Mathioya South in the Abardare forest while Rwathia phase 2 is located on the same river near Kanyenya – ini Tea factory while Phase 4 (Ichichi)is located on Maragua river.It covers Kangema and Kahuro sub – county and part of Muranga East, whose area is about 300 km2 this area has a popuration of about 180,000 people based on 2009 population census. The area of its jurisdiction was mapped outside its initial stage of the scheme, early eighty’s and after implemention,the scheme used to serve the entire area sufficiently through gravity and pumping. The areas at high altitudes such as Kiruri, Karurumo, Ichichi and Tuthu used to get water through pumping. However it was later realized that provision of water through pumping was not sustainable economically and therefore it was abandoned. In this regard the company is unable to offer water services to these areas and therefore alternative interventions are required. The lower areas got water through gravity. Currently some these areas are completely UN served or are under served which can be attributed to increase in water demand due to the population increase within the SPA area.

Treatment works

We currently operate one full treatment work at rwathia phase 2 with a design capacity of 6000m3