Nandi govt. to boost water & sanitation fund

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Nandi governor Dr Cleophas Lagat together with engineer Kevin Smith from Newzealand commissioning the project at the source.

Nandi govt. to boost water & sanitation fund

The county government of Nandi under the leadership of the governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat is indomitable to increase financial resources for implementation of water and sanitation programmes and develop markets for investment in the sector.

Addressing residents at Kimaren Mixed secondary school in Aldai constituency during the World Water Day Celebrations, Lagat said his government through the ministry of  lands, Environment, water and natural resources is firm to significantly increase financial resources for the implementation of the programmes with the aim of transforming lives through water projects.

The governor commissioned  Kimaren water project which uses  a new technology of Ram pump to supply water.

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Nandi governor Dr Cleophas Lagat together with engineer Kevin Smith from Newzealand commissioning the project at the source.

The technology uses a cost effective way to pump water without electricity as it uses the force of falling water to pump water uphill to where you need it without using any additional source of energy and with only a few moving parts, as little as a two foot (0.6 meters) fall from the water source to the pump at a flow rate of 3 gallons per minute  is ample to drive the system and provide up to 20 feet of vertical lift to the discharged point.

Kimaren water project pumps water to 2 tanks of 100,000 cubic litres each and the tanks serves over 1000 residents of Kimaren,samitui, Chepturer, Ariok, Kipsiis, Kapchemochei, Kipkonga, Kabianga, Chepkoiyo, Chepkisingin and other villages in Kobujoi ward Aldai constituency.

Other water projects which was commissioned at the same time are Kiptegaa water project which serves 3000 residents from five villages, Atebwet, Chebarus  and Kipkimba water projects.

The governor is delivering on the promise of water provision to every homestead in the region through water projects as over 100 projects are now ongoing while 20 others are already completed and operational.

The provision of portable water currently stands at 39% and the county is geared to improve the situation to match with the National average of 56%.