Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency, is constructing a sh600 million sewerage system in Ol Kalou town, Nyandarua County.
The project launched last week by Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki will commence immediately in a 26 acres privately owned land at Mathathi area.
The colourful ceremony presided over by the CS was also witnessed by locals and the project contractor, Sinohydro Corporation Limited. During the ceremony, the contractor commenced the much awaited works and expected to conclude next year.
Once completed, it will be the biggest development project in Nyandarua as it is expected to end the sewerage disposal nightmare in Ol Kalou town and its saroundings. It is also expected to attract investors to the Agriculture rich county.
This is one of the National Government Projects and notably HE President Uhuru Kenyatta's legacy project for the County, its realisation is also a major milestone towards realisation of the big 4 Agenda through increased availability and reliability of water supply and improved Sanitation in Nyandarua County. This is also a timely project for the county especially during this period of Covid-19 pandemic that requires reliable water supply and effective sanitation facilities.
The 12months project once complete will serve a population of approximately 25,000 people with clean domestic water and about 60,000 will be connected to the sewer line.
This project scope entails; Construction of a Water Treatment Plant with a capacity of 2000m³/day and a water supply network of 10KM, a 3300m³/day Sewerage Treatment Plant and a 38KM waste water network. The CS urged the contractor to consider tapping the talent required from the local workforce.
Speaking during the launch, the Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Hosea K. Wendot said the project would serve up to 20,000 residents of Ol’Kalou town and its surroundings.
According to the CEO, cooperation between the Agency and county elected leaders from the county had played a crucial role. ‘’We have witnessed a total cooperation from our leaders from this county. Nobody can take such for granted and as an Agency we applaud you for that,’’ he reiterated.
The sh684 million Olkalou Sewerage System, complete with a sewerage and water component is expected to take one year to be completed and handed over. Once completed, the project will benefit residents by providing an additional of 2000m3 of water from the current 1700m3 to 3700m3 while the sewerage plant will be treating 3000m3 of wastewater per day.
She was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Cecilia Mbuthia, Speaker Ndegwa Wahome, Mp Olkalou Hon. David Kiaraho, CECs, Members of the County Assembly, Gideon Oyagi- DCC Nyandarua County among other senior ministry officials.