The Excavation of a 11.7 – kilometer Northern Water Collector Tunnel is finished and will be commissioned in June 2020.

The Construction of the passage being actualized by the Athi Water Services Board in Murang’a County is right now at 80 percent complete.

The task financed by World Bank among other improvement accomplices at a tune about than Sh. 20 billion is reserved to include water volume at Ndakaini Dam, the significant wellspring of water for Nairobi City County and its environs.

An Engineer with the Athi Water Services Board, Alphaxard Kitheku revealed to Murang’a County Development Implementation Coordination Committee (CDICC) that the contractual worker is at present attempting to finish coating of the passage after fruition of exhuming works.

The passage is intended to draw water from three waterways inside Murang’a County in particular, Irati, Maragua and Gikigie.

Kitheku said development of two admission weirs at Maragua and Irati are progressing though the third admission at waterway Gikigie will initiate ahead of schedule one year from now.

“Development of Irati River admission is at 98 percent complete and Maragua River consumption weir is at 20 percent,” said the Engineer.

The undertaking was required to be finished in December 2019 yet because of difficulties, the development works have deferred.

He further noticed that development of crude and treated water transmission pipelines from Ndakaini Dam to Kirogo water treatment plant and to Nairobi is continuous.

The tunnel is expected to drain water into(Ndakaini Dam) which is currently over 99 percent and expecting spillage anytime,locals have been evacuated to avoid disaster

The Engineer saw that 15.5 kilometer out of the absolute 54 kilometer of funnels have been laid.

“The undertaking targets passing on the crude water from Ndakaini to Kirogo Water Treatment Plant and treated water from Kirogo to Gigiri repositories in Nairobi,” clarified Kitheku.

He further noticed that laying of the funnels, particularly region between Ndakaini Dam and Kirogo Water Treatment Plant has confronted impediments as certain families questioned the pay given.

“A family moved to court to hinder the development works and the issue is as yet pending in court in spite of the fact that we are as yet continuing with the fills in as no directive was given to end the works,” included the Engineer.

Kitheku said Athi Water Services Board is utilizing fundamental mediation to see that the task is finished and operationalized by mid one year from now.

The Tunnel is relied upon to build water volume at Ndakaini Dam by 140, 000 cubic meters on everyday schedule.

Kenya is a country grappling on how to harvest rain waters and eradicate drought which normally follows after rains waters are washed away into the Indian ocean.


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