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THIWASCO secures a sh. 900 million funding from World Bank to increase water supply.

Thika Township MCA Andrew Kimani waters his tree at the Ngoingwa Reservoir Site during the inaugural Annual Tree Planting Event organised by Thika Water & Sewerage Company (THIWASCO) on Saturday.
Thika Water and Sewerage Company (THIWASCO) have secured a sh. 900 million funding from the World Bank to kick-start the Kariminu Water Project near Maryhill School that is expected to inject about 15 million litres of water/day into the system.

The company Managing Director Eng. Moses Kinya revealed this on Saturday during the inaugural Annual Tree Planting Event organised by Thika Water & Sewerage Company (THIWASCO) at the Ngoingwa Reservoir Site.

Kinya said that the design work was already complete and the company was now embarking on the tendering process.

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“Once complete, the res reservoir will inject about 15,000m3 of water/day into our system. Currently, the demand for water is over 46,000m3 water daily against a supply of 37,000m3,” he said.

The MD added that they were currently looking for a 2½ acres of land to put up the reservoir around Maryhill area and once they procured one, construction works will start immediately.

Concerning the tree planting exercise, Kinya said that, in partnership with various schools and institutions, they had resolved to plant 5,000 trees annually across various points within Thika.

“The dry Chania River recently should serve as a wakeup call to all us and we need to plant more trees. It is only by conserving our environment that we will guarantee ourselves and the future generation enough water to drink and do other essential activities in life,” he said.

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The event was graced by various organisations and institutions who included the Thika District Business Association (TDBA), The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), Thika Prisons, Maryhill Girls High School, various MCAs, Water Service Providers Association (WASPA), Thika Level 5 Hospital, various primary schools, Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs), Thika West DCC’s Office among other stakeholders.

The Chairman Board of Directors Eng. Joseph Mukora Kimani led THIWASCO team.

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