Quarterly Update Jan-March 2011: NAIVASHA, KENYA

    

  • Karagita water supply extension system is currently under construction with 4 out of 6 kiosks selling only raw water to a potential 11,000 additional customers whilst fluoride treatment units are being installed. The distribution network to all the water kiosks is now complete.
  • 10 on-plot latrines comprising a bathroom and 2 door improved latrines were constructed with the help of landlord contributions.
  • Community Health Workers were trained in the promotion of water defluoridation and washing hands with soap at key times in the day.
  • Capacity building for the 2 Water Users Associations continued and 1 exchange visit was facilitated by WSUP allowing the Olkaria Water Users Association to learn from Karagita Water Users Association.
  • A visit by the Karagita Water Users Association to the water utility was arranged to create awareness within the community about the operations of a public water system. They came away knowing what goes on behind the scenes and the link between water supply and electricity blackouts which were common in the area.

About Andy Narracott

Urban water and sanitation professional. Programme Coordinator for the USAID African Cities for the Future Programme.
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