It’s a relief for Mombasa residents as the county through the Governor Hassan Joho has signed a Water Purchase Agreement for the Mwache Dam.
The 20 billion project will be a solution to the acute water shortage in Mombasa County that has been persistent for a very long time.
Governor Joho pointed out the increased population in the county that currently requires 200,000 cubic meters against 42,000 cubic meters that are currently being supplied in the county.
“Mombasa County has suffered from acute water shortage for a long time due to lack of our own water source.
The increasing population has led to an increase in demand while the supply from the neighbouring counties keep fluctuating. Currently the demand stands at 200,000 cubic meters against a supply of 42,000 cubic meters.
The County Government of Mombasa has been working on finding permanent and sustainable solutions for the water issue and this includes the signing of the 20Billion Water Purchase Agreement for the Mwache Dam, and setting up desalination plants.” Said Governor Joho.
Ad by county.
In 2016 the County made an ad for the desalination project and two companies were awarded the tender.The companies were Almar Water Solutions and Aqua Swiss.
Almar Waters Solutions was awarded the contract to construct Kenya’s first large scale desalination plant that will be located in the North Mainland zone of the county. The plant will have a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters in a day and will supply water to over one million residents.
Aqua Swiss on the other hand was awarded the contract to construct a smaller scale desalination plant in Likoni and will have a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters per day.