Kenya risks a high Gamble of Losing up to sh8.9 billion in Water leakages

Water leakages

The water services regulatory board has revealed that factors like poor management, illegal connection, and lots of leakages have contributed to the country losing a lot of money.

Owing to the fact that the recommended parameters for Non-revenue water (NRW) stand at 20 percent, the current reports show that it stands at 43 percent.

NRW shows the difference between the amount of water allowed into the system of distribution and what is allowed for consumption. NRW recorded the least key performance indicator (KPI) after an assessment of about 88 service providers was done.

Mr.Robert Gakubia who is the Board’s chief executive officer stated that the aim of reducing water losses will help in the general increase of service utilities and also there will be an overall reduction in unit operating costs. The end result will be an improvement in service delivery since lots of savings will be inducted into the system.

In addition,the report has further stated that when it comes to non sewerage coverage, there has been a declination in access compared to a decade ago.

The current access reports stand at 17 percent, lower than the previous 19 percent ten years ago. Population increase and rapid urbanization has greatly led to a decline of 2 percent.

Water leakages

It has been reported that counties like Meru and Nyeri have performed quite well on non-revenue water (NRW) while counties like kirinyaga,kitui and homabay just to mention a few, have had a loophole in management.

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