Rehabilitation of Kenyan coastal water and sanitation systems (Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, Kwale)

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Mwache Water treatment / James Keogh
Rehabilitation of potable water production capacities of Baricho and Marere and extension of the network to Nyali.
Context

Mombasa is the second biggest city of the country, with near a million inhabitants. The port of Mombasa occupies a historic and strategic place for the servicing of the country, in particular its capital Nairobi, but also Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda. It is a central infrastructure for the national and the regional economy.


Besides, the coastal city welcomes 800,000 tourists a year. Tourism is one of the key sectors of the country in terms of generation of foreign currencies and jobs.


Considering the population and the needs of the harbour and the tourist industry, the demand in water is considered for the city of Mombasa only to be approximately 150 000 m3/day. However, the available volume of water is at present less than 50.000 m3/day.


Furthermore, the main sources are very distant and thus expensive.

Description

The project will allow the construction of:

.a new dam on the Mwache river, close to Mombasa (financing: World Bank);
.a new water treatment plant to produce potable water, with a capacity of 140.000 m3/day;
.the construction of transmissions pipes and reservoirs for treated waters;
.the extension of the potable water network, the reduction of water leakages, and the improvement of sewage treatment for Mombasa.

Impacts

The objective of the project is to increase the access to good quality water, at a reasonable cost, for all inhabitants of Mombasa County. The water supply will be sufficient to meet the growing demand until 2030.

12/11/2008
Project start date
31/03/2016
Project end date
23 years
Duration of funding
Mombasa
Location
40 000 000
EUR
Financing amount
Kenyan Government
Beneficiaries
The World Bank
Vitens
Co-financiers